Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir

Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir

by John Craven


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Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, John was, to children and parents alike, a friendly guide to the big wide world as the presenter of the world's first news programme for children, Newsround. And then, for a new audience, in 1989, John hosted the first episode of Countryfile - a show that he's now presented for almost three decades.

In this funny, moving and unique first memoir, John recounts his childhood, the high points and low points of one of the longest entertaining careers in history, and the people, family and animals in his own life that have shaped it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405932691
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Edition description: None
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Craven was born in Leeds and started his journalistic career as a junior reporter on the Harrogate Advertiser. In 1972 he launched the world's first television news bulletin for children, John Craven's Newsround. In 1989, after 3,000 episodes, John left to present the steadfast television institution that is Countryfile and has brought the glorious British countryside to our television screens ever since.

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