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'In these memoirs I bounce all about British TV with such success that I wind up in radio. I will also be filling a few holes that I left in the previous decades. For example, I managed to forget in book one that I had been shot. Twice.'

Danny Baker's first volume of autobiography, Going to Sea in a Sieve, was a Sunday Times best seller, acclaimed for its nonstop humour and anecdotal flourish. It told the exploits of Danny's extraordinary childhood and the wild living of his teenage years. Now he is 25, and it is 1982, and he embarks on an accidental and anxiety-induced career in television - going off alarming. With rollicking good stories from what he describes as 'a frankly crackpot life', Danny continues this stupendous chronicle with irrepressible verve and hilarity. Dozens of TV shows - many of them lousy - give up their backstage stories, and Danny's extraordinary family, particularly his father, Spud, react to the ride throughout. Game shows, talk shows, adverts and TFI Friday are but a few of the unplanned pit stops along the way. Not forgetting the tale of Twizzle: the dog who hanged himself, died, then came back to life again.... Clearly, this will be no ordinary show business stroll down memory lane.

Read by Danny Baker.

©2014 Danny Baker (P)2017 Orion

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  • Spencer Hayler
  • 10-09-17

Fantastic!!

As good as his 1st book Going to sea in a sieve. Download them both now, I can not recommend them enough. Brilliant stories that are laugh out loud funny.

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  • Craig M. Hanson
  • 10-05-17

Effortlessly entertaining

Another bright & breezy entry of Danny’s memoirs. Really pleasurable to listen to. In case this hasn’t been mentioned already there is an edit missed at 7.09.41.

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  • Aidan
  • 12-07-17

Danny Baker at his best and in his own words.

I laughed out loud so many times listening to this. Really worth listening to. Go for it.

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  • mr r woods
  • 11-25-17

What a great read

Told without ego, great stories of a normal bloke in a Star studded world, can’t wait to get stuck into the next one!

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  • John
  • 11-22-17

Great stories from a great story teller

always fun to listen to and full of anecdotes, well worth the time, a wonderful listen.

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  • Mr. S. W. Stanley
  • 11-18-17

Not as good as the first book

I love the first book but didn't enjoy this book as much. Danny as a narrator is excellent but this book missed the warmth of the first book, the stories around Paul Gascoigne I found particularly difficult

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  • Rob hamer
  • 11-13-17

Brilliant Baker

Not sure if I would have enjoyed this more if I had read it myself. Danny Bakers narration is excellent and transports you to South London with such ease.....unlike most London cabs.

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  • Mick
  • 11-08-17

What more could you want

I can’t think that someone who doesn’t like Danny Baker world listen to this so I’ll assume your a fan.
Well, if your a fan you won’t fail to love this book, second in his series. Fantastically entertaining. Funny, well read. Tales from a full life well lived. I’ve listened to all three now and they are all terrific.

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  • Rentaghost
  • 11-05-17

Brilliant series

Great listening for those who remember the 80s and early 90s. Interspersed with plenty of funny anecdotes to relate to

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  • gavin burton
  • 10-27-17

highly recommended

fabulous stories,laugh out loud funny, totally addictive, I can't recommend this high enough, brilliantly told by Danny, thank you for sharing.

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  • suzanne
  • 10-28-17

Danny's delivery is a classic

laugh out loud hilarious. Any fan of Danny's eill really enjoy this second outing. brilliant