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John Tusa is a distinguished journalist, broadcaster and leader of arts organisations, best remembered for his times at the BBC, including creating Newsnight.

Tusa’s memoir is etched with candour. His account of two years of internecine warfare at the top of the BBC under the Chairman, ‘Dukey’ Hussey will go down as a major contribution to BBC history. His recollections of a hilarious and petty-minded few months as head of a Cambridge college will be read as a case study of the absurdities of academic life; while running the rejected and maligned Barbican Centre, Tusa led its recovery into the major cultural centre that it is today.

Reviews

A real contribution to British cultural history.
Brian Morton, THE HERALD