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I’m Sure I Speak For Many Others…
  • Published: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785942532
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $29.99

I’m Sure I Speak For Many Others…

Unpublished letters to the BBC



An alternative history of the BBC, with never before seen letters of praise and fury.

'Dear Mr. Adam, I am writing on behalf of the Central Watch and Social Problems Committee of the Mothers’ Union to ask whether you have a programme in mind on the moral issue of venereal disease.'

'Sir, Where are the B.B.C’s censors? We do not care for the language that was inflicted on us Tuesday night in “The Battle of Britain”. Don’t retort, ‘You need not listen if you don’t want to’. We did not know it was coming.'

'Dear Mr. Frost, Let me start by saying how much I enjoy your programme & that I was among those many who felt almost that they had lost a blowsy old friend when dear & vulgar, but nonetheless thought-provoking and funny TW3 went off the air.'

For anyone who regularly feels tempted to put pen to paper, I’m Sure I Speak For Many Others is an alternative history of the BBC, from its triumphant broadcast of the coronation in 1953, to that Tynan moment, the controversial That Was The Week That Was, and the groundbreaking Grange Hill.

Stretching across over forty years of programming, these never before seen letters represent the joy, the fury and the wit of the nation.

  • Published: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785942532
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Colin Shindler

Colin Shindler is a bestselling author, film screenwriter, TV producer and well respected lecturer in the Faculty of History at Cambridge University. His previous books include Sunday Times bestseller National Service, Four Lions, and Manchester United Ruined My Life which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize.

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