Shouting at the Telly

John Grindrod

Shouting at the Telly, edited by John Grindrod, is a book of rants and raves about TV by writers, comedians and viewers.

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A host of comedians, writers and viewers, including Rebecca Front, Andrew Collins, Kevin Eldon, Emma Kennedy, Richard Herring, Jim Shelley and David Quantick share funny and heartfelt rants and raves on everything from soaps to sitcoms, sci-fi to reality shows, HBO to QVC.

All of TV is here: the age-old rift between BBC and ITV that tore families apart; the secret shame of crying at adverts; and those significant moments in life when television has made for an unforgettable backdrop. Richard Herring has a controversial new theory about Goodnight Sweetheart, Boyd Hilton shares his all-time comedy top ten and Rebecca Front demolishes the clich√©s of news reading. They’re joined by a list of fellow telly addicts with axes to grind, .

So, if you have ever rooted for the most offensive candidates in The Apprentice or repeatedly corrected Supernanny Jo Frost’s pronounciation of ‘unacceptable’ then this book will give you and your spleen many happy memories of the hours you’ve spent shouting at the telly.

Critic Reviews

John Grindrod has corralled an eclectic bunch of pundits who are all united by one thing: a love of television. In 40 brief but passionate essays, they rant and rave about TV drama, soaps, comedy, presenters, reality TV, cult series and wax nostalgic about growing up with the telly... a seriously enjoyable read.

P. D. Smith, Guardian

John Grindrod is the author of Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain (2013) and Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt (2017), which was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize. @Grindrod /

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