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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • jk
  • 04-17-18

Don't Miss This!!!

What a Laugh !! It is a Tonic , a Laugh out Loud book..
Narrator spot on !!

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  • mark
  • 04-15-18

Just Perfect Listening

This is a real favourite of mine , what an amazing journey , comes across as very genius person , who tells an amazing story of his life , very funny and touching.

Great book / Audio book

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  • John Lake
  • 04-15-18

The Baker Books

One of three books by Danny baker and ai we'll worry a listen I hope he does more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-07-18

One of the chaps

What a chap he is, well worth a credit or any other currency you may wish to throw at it.

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  • MAH
  • 03-24-18

behind the headlines

Great to understand the real stories behind the headlines. Danny's delivery is perfectly pitched and very funny

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-25-18

Even better than volume one

The way Danny reads his own story is brilliant. I’m almost sad it’s finished, except part three is here, can’t wait :-)

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  • Michael D Harris
  • 02-05-18

Brilliant

Great book, great story, read perfectly. Can’t wait for the next one...is it out yet...going to look now.

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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