Falling Towards England [Clive James]

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01Soft Landing1988011120200106 (BBC7)
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Clive James reads his autobiography. 1962 and the arrival in England by boat from Australia.

Clive James - writer, broadcaster and poet - was known around the world for his dry wit. Born Vivian James in 1939, he moved to England in 1962 and rose to prominence as a literary critic and TV columnist. He went on to deliver wry commentary on international programming in such shows as Clive James On Television. The show saw him introduce amusing and off-beat TV clips from around the world, most famously from Japanese game show Endurance.

Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010, the author and critic had movingly written about his terminal illness during the final years of his life. He died on 24th November 2019 at his home in Cambridge, where he had attended university and where his funeral took place at Pembroke College. He was 80 years old.

Falling Towards England, the second volume of Clive James's memoirs was first published in 1985.
Abridged by Brian Gear.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.

Clive James reads the second part of his autobiography on his life in England after 1962

The author and broadcaster reads from volume two of his memoirs

Clive James reads volume two of his autobiography. 1962 sees his arrival in England by boat from Australia.

First published in 1985 and abridged by Brian Gear.

Known around the world for his dry wit, writer, broadcaster and poet Clive James was born in 1939. Moving to England in 1962, he rose to prominence as a literary critic and TV columnist. He went on to deliver wry commentary on international programming, most memorably in Clive James On Television.

Clive died aged 80 in November 2019.

Producer: Pamela Howe

Clive James reads volume two of his autobiography: life in England after 1962.

02Soul For Sale1988011820200107 (BBC7)
20200108 (BBC7)

Clive James reads his autobiography. Reappraising moral values and considering an advertising job.

Clive James - writer, broadcaster and poet - was known around the world for his dry wit. Born Vivian James in 1939, he moved to England in 1962 and rose to prominence as a literary critic and TV columnist. He went on to deliver wry commentary on international programming in such shows as Clive James On Television. The show saw him introduce amusing and off-beat TV clips from around the world, most famously from Japanese game show Endurance.

Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010, the author and critic had movingly written about his terminal illness during the final years of his life. He died on 24th November 2019 at his home in Cambridge, where he had attended university and where his funeral took place at Pembroke College. He was 80 years old.

Falling Towards England, the second volume of Clive James's memoirs was first published in 1985.
Abridged by Brian Gear.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.

Clive James reads the second part of his autobiography on his life in England after 1962

The author and broadcaster reads from volume two of his memoirs

Clive James continues volume two of his autobiography.

First published in 1985 and abridged by Brian Gear.

Known around the world for his dry wit, writer, broadcaster and poet Clive James was born in 1939. Moving to England in 1962, he rose to prominence as a literary critic, TV columnist and presenter.

Clive died aged 80 in November 2019.

Producer: Pamela Howe

Clive James reads volume two of his autobiography: Reappraising moral values

03Cracking The Secret Code1988012520200108 (BBC7)
20200109 (BBC7)

Clive James reads his autobiography. 1960s England, drooling over beauty and struggles to find work.

Clive James - writer, broadcaster and poet - was known around the world for his dry wit. Born Vivian James in 1939, he moved to England in 1962 and rose to prominence as a literary critic and TV columnist. He went on to deliver wry commentary on international programming in such shows as Clive James On Television. The show saw him introduce amusing and off-beat TV clips from around the world, most famously from Japanese game show Endurance.

Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010, the author and critic had movingly written about his terminal illness during the final years of his life. He died on 24th November 2019 at his home in Cambridge, where he had attended university and where his funeral took place at Pembroke College. He was 80 years old.

Falling Towards England, the second volume of Clive James's memoirs was first published in 1985.
Abridged by Brian Gear.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.

Clive James reads the second part of his autobiography on his life in England after 1962

The author and broadcaster reads from volume two of his memoirs

1960s England: drooling over beauty and the struggle of finding work.

Clive James continues volume two of his autobiography.

First published in 1985 and abridged by Brian Gear.

Known around the world for his dry wit, writer, broadcaster and poet Clive James was born in 1939. Moving to England in 1962, he rose to prominence as a literary critic, TV columnist and presenter.

Clive died aged 80 in November 2019.

Producer: Pamela Howe

Clive James reads volume two of his autobiography: drooling over beauty - and struggles.

04Statistical Catastrophe1988020120200109 (BBC7)
20200110 (BBC7)

Clive James reads his autobiography. 1960s England, trying to impress a career girl - at the expense of his own job.

Clive James - writer, broadcaster and poet - was known around the world for his dry wit. Born Vivian James in 1939, he moved to England in 1962 and rose to prominence as a literary critic and TV columnist. He went on to deliver wry commentary on international programming in such shows as Clive James On Television. The show saw him introduce amusing and off-beat TV clips from around the world, most famously from Japanese game show Endurance.

Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010, the author and critic had movingly written about his terminal illness during the final years of his life. He died on 24th November 2019 at his home in Cambridge, where he had attended university and where his funeral took place at Pembroke College. He was 80 years old.

Falling Towards England, the second volume of Clive James's memoirs was first published in 1985.
Abridged by Brian Gear.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.

Clive James reads the second part of his autobiography on his life in England after 1962

The author and broadcaster reads from volume two of his memoirs

1960s England: trying to impress a career girl - at the expense of his own job.

Clive James continues volume two of his autobiography.

First published in 1985 and abridged by Brian Gear.

Known around the world for his dry wit, writer, broadcaster and poet Clive James was born in 1939. Moving to England in 1962, he rose to prominence as a literary critic, TV columnist and presenter.

Clive died aged 80 in November 2019.

Producer: Pamela Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1988.

Clive James reads volume two of his autobiography: trying to impress a career girl.

05The Man In The Paper Bag1988020820200110 (BBC7)
20200111 (BBC7)

Clive James reads his autobiography. 1960s England, trying to enjoy some private time with his girlfriend.

Clive James - writer, broadcaster and poet - was known around the world for his dry wit. Born Vivian James in 1939, he moved to England in 1962 and rose to prominence as a literary critic and TV columnist. He went on to deliver wry commentary on international programming in such shows as Clive James On Television. The show saw him introduce amusing and off-beat TV clips from around the world, most famously from Japanese game show Endurance.

Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010, the author and critic had movingly written about his terminal illness during the final years of his life. He died on 24th November 2019 at his home in Cambridge, where he had attended university and where his funeral took place at Pembroke College. He was 80 years old.

Falling Towards England, the second volume of Clive James's memoirs was first published in 1985.
Abridged by Brian Gear.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.

Clive James reads the second part of his autobiography on his life in England after 1962

The author and broadcaster reads from volume two of his memoirs

1960s England: trying to enjoy some private time with his girlfriend.

Clive James continues volume two of his autobiography.

First published in 1985 and abridged by Brian Gear.

Known around the world for his dry wit, writer, broadcaster and poet Clive James was born in 1939. Moving to England in 1962, he rose to prominence as a literary critic, TV columnist and presenter.

Clive died aged 80 in November 2019.

Producer: Pamela Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1988.

Clive James reads volume two of his autobiography: the challenges of a relationship.

06Chunk Chunk - Yerk Yerk1988021520200111 (BBC7)
20200112 (BBC7)

Clive James reads his autobiography. 1960s England, a childhood fear of dentists and meeting Mr Jolly.

Clive James - writer, broadcaster and poet - was known around the world for his dry wit. Born Vivian James in 1939, he moved to England in 1962 and rose to prominence as a literary critic and TV columnist. He went on to deliver wry commentary on international programming in such shows as Clive James On Television. The show saw him introduce amusing and off-beat TV clips from around the world, most famously from Japanese game show Endurance.

Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010, the author and critic had movingly written about his terminal illness during the final years of his life. He died on 24th November 2019 at his home in Cambridge, where he had attended university and where his funeral took place at Pembroke College. He was 80 years old.

Falling Towards England, the second volume of Clive James's memoirs was first published in 1985.
Abridged by Brian Gear.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1988.

Clive James reads the second part of his autobiography on his life in England after 1962

The author and broadcaster reads from volume two of his memoirs

1960s England: a childhood fear of dentists and meeting Mr Jolly.

Clive James concludes volume two of his autobiography.

First published in 1985 and abridged by Brian Gear.

Known around the world for his dry wit, writer, broadcaster and poet Clive James was born in 1939. Moving to England in 1962, he rose to prominence as a literary critic, TV columnist and presenter.

Clive James died aged 80 in November 2019.

Producer: Pamela Howe

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1988.

Clive James reads volume two of his autobiography: a fear of dentists and Mr Jolly.