The Life of Richard Whiteley
Richard Whiteley, hugely loved host of Countdown, by the woman who knew him best
When Richard Whiteley died in 2005, he was mourned by a nation. He had been the face of teatime television for many years. But the wordplay and wit shown on Countdown hid a tenacious political journalist who had interviewed every Prime Minister from Macmillan to Blair.
Kathryn Apanowicz went on her first date with Richard when she was seventeen. They had an on-off relationship over the years, finally living together for the last eight years before his death.
In this intimate retelling of his life and their years together, we get to see the man behind the laughter for the first time.
“Kathryn's book, Richard by Kathryn- The life of Richard Whiteley, is all the more remarkable because it also includes anecdotes of former girlfriends...”
“With great courage Kathryn recalls the happy times they shared, their great love and the tragedy that finally tore them apart”