Terry Wogan is one of Britain's most popular and successful broadcasters. Witty, charming, and relaxed, he has undoubtedly captured the nation's heart. Here, for the first time, he tells his story, from his beginnings in Limerick to incredible success as a national celebrity, in his own delightfully laconic fashion.
Eight million people improve their mornings by tuning into Terry's words of wisdom on Wake up to Wogan. But is their appetite sated by this daily exposure? Not in the slightest. So it's lucky that Terry has been known to turn his hand to the odd bit of writing. This has allowed him to shed light on such weighty matters as how to survive a wedding, what Bank Holidays are for, why Eurovision could be responsible for the Celtic Tiger, whether we should watch out for potatoes, and where exactly it all went pear-shaped.
The King and Queen are delighted to have Rosebud as their baby daughter. But her christening ceremony is rudely interrupted by the Wicked Fairy Carabosse, who gives the baby a gift she won’t forget. If Rosebud pricks her finger and spills a drop of blood she will then fall into the deepest sleep of all. And only a seventh son of a seventh son can break the spell.... Starring Terry Wogan, Kenneth Connor, Frank Thornton, June Whitfield, Nerys Hughes, Maureen Lipman – and guest starring Jimmy Young – this classic panto was recorded in front of a live audience and first broadcast on BBC.
Sir Terry Wogan's stellar career in TV and radio has spanned 40 years. His thrice-weekly live chat show attracted TV audiences of many millions and ran for a successful eight years. His morning breakfast show on Radio 2 won a host of broadcasting awards and a regular record-breaking audience of over 8 million every morning. He currently hosts Radio 2's Sunday Weekend Wogan.
Written in a style familiar to his millions of listeners, rich with warmth and irony, Terry Wogan introduces his post-Emergency Ireland, his chain-smoking maiden aunts, his quick-witted mother and hard-working father, and the (not so) Christian Fathers who tried to knock his hands off. He also explains how exactly he's managed to avoid a hard day's work from childhood to Knighthood.
Sir Terry Wogan is one of the most popular entertainers in Britain today. But what must it be like to live the life of Sir Terry Wogan? From radio to TV studio, from host at a charity event to experiencing the thrills of a Eurovision Song Contest, from presenting awards to receiving awards.