Mustn't Grumble : The Autobiography
Written in a style familiar to his millions of listeners, rich with warmth and irony, MUSTN'T GRUMBLE is Terry's definitive autobiography. Not only does he introduce the reader to post-Emergency Ireland, his chain-smoking maiden aunts, his quick-witted mother and hard-working father and the (not so) Christian Fathers who tried to knock his hands off, he explains how he's managed to avoid a hard day's work from childhood to knighthood, and entertained a few million people along the way. Terry talks in full about his past 35 years with the BBC: his hugely popular Radio 2 show, his TV shows WOGAN (NOW & THEN) and BLANKETY BLANK, the Eurovision Song Contest, working on the BBC's Children in Need programmes, and where he learnt to breakdance so brilliantly. It is the autobiography his fans - and TOGs - have been waiting for: fresh, honest, a real craic and completely the same ...but different.
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 158 x 234 x 36mm | 662.26g
- 18 Sep 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
Terry has undertaken a 6 week publicity tour to promote Mustn't Grumble. There was an interview with Terry in the DAILY TELEGRAPH on 26 August which mentioned Mustn't Grumble. MUSTN'T GRUMBLE was serialised in the MAIL ON SUNDAY on 10 & 17 September. Second serial ran in IRELAND ON SUNDAY on 24 September & 1 October. Publicity started on 15 September with an interview with Terry on BBC 1 FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS at 10.30pm. Terry also appeared on the CHANNEL 4 PAUL O'GRADY SHOW on Thursday 28 September. Terry was also booked onto BBC RADIO 4 FRONT ROW and BBC RADIO 2 STEVE WRIGHT SHOW the week of publication. Other radio interviews include: RTE Gerry Meets on (29 Sept) and BBC SCOTLAND MaCauley and Co (17 Oct). Diary stories in: EXPRESS (26 Oct), INDEPENDENT (2 Oct) Reviews include: THE HERALD (23 Sept), EVENING STANDARD, SUNDAY EXPRESS. Terry was a guest at THE OLDIE Literary Lunch (10 Oct). Local coverage has included: Kirkham - interviews on GRANADA TV & BBC NORTHWEST, features in KIRKHAM & FYLDE EXPRESS, BLACKPOOL GAZETTE, LANCASHIRE EVENING POST, KIRKHAM NEWS, WYRE REPORTER.
About Sir Terry Wogan
Sir Terry Wogan KBE was born in Limerick. After leaving college he went into banking and five years later joined RTE as a newsreader/announcer. In 1969 Terry stood in for BBC Radio's Jimmy Young and later that year was given his own daily shows on BBC Radio 1 and 2. In 1972 he took over the prestigious morning show slot and it's been downhill since then. Terry's extensive television credits include his live chat show series WOGAN, THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, COME DANCING and BLANKETY BLANK, to name but a few. In 1993 Terry rejoined Radio 2 to present WAKE UP TO WOGAN, the most listened to breakfast show in the UK. In a moment of weakness, the Queen honoured him with a knighthood in 2005. He is married to the sainted Lady Helen, the present Mrs Wogan, and has two sons and a daughter.