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The Strongest Link: Anne Robinson’s new book show


memoirs-of-an-unfit-motherAnne Robinson, the mistress of the killer put-down and one of Fleet Street’s most famous reformed drunks, is to front the BBC’s new flagship book show. Famous for presenting The Weakest Link, her new bookish chatshow will be a bit like Desert Island Discs (note to non-Brits, a famous person turns up and picks their favourite records, or in this case books, while chatting about their life). Guests will include the likes of PD James and the last surviving Mitford sister. The show begins in February.

Three years ago, I read Robinson’s autobiography and there is a lot more to her than The Weakest Link. The book is called Memoirs of an Unfit Mother and the title is very apt.

It’s great to see another book show coming into the fray. I always loved Desert Island Discs so I’m sure this format will work.

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