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John Humphrys

A Day Like Today

Scourge of evasive politicians and pompous authority figures, John Humphrys has been the penetrating voice of Radio 4’s Today programme for over three decades. Written to coincide with his retirement from the BBC, A Day Like Today, brings all of Humphrys’ formidable intellect and insight to bear on the state of politics and current affairs in the United Kingdom. For thirty-three years, John Humphrys has presented Radio 4's Today, Britain's most popular news programme. Now the veteran broadcaster writes his memoirs to mark his retirement from the BBC. Famed for his tough interviewing, his deep suspicion of authority in all its forms, his passionate commitment to various causes and his ferocious intellect, the book will charts the course of John's life from his Cardiff childhood through the ups and downs of his life as a journalist covering Watergate and apartheid South Africa, his time presenting BBC Nine O'Clock News and his thirty-three years holding politicians to account on Radio 4's Today - the nation's most popular news programme.