Kicking the Bar: The Life and Legacy of Broadcaster Huw Wheldon

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Written by his son, Kicking the Bar is the comprehensive biography of Huw Wheldon, one of the most well-respected and influential media figures in British history—with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough. As a former BBC broadcaster and executive, Huw Wheldon ran the network in the 1960s and 1970s during a tumultuous period many describe as the "Golden Age of Television," with programs such as Civilization, Alistair Cooke's America, The Ascent of Man, Steptoe and Son, Till Death Us Do Part, and Dad's Army. Wynn Wheldon weaves the story of his father's life, tracing back to his forebears in 19th-century Wales and their strong protestant ethic that would influence his future endeavors, and culminating in a moving chapter describing the final months of his life. In between, he explores his father's childhood and education—revisiting his time at the London School of Economics; his service in World War II (including landing by glider in Normandy and passing through Belsen days after its liberation); and his eventual foray into the arts and media, leading iconic entertainers and broadcasters through the extraordinary new medium of television. Kicking the Bar is partly a fascinating history of the remarkable man who helped shape Britain's cultural landscape, and partly the tender reflections of a son on his relationship with his father.

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Wynn Wheldon has worked in cultural exchange, politics, publishing, and broadcasting. His poetry and prose (fiction and nonfiction) has been published in many magazines and newspapers, and he currently reviews books for the Spectator. His short stories have won prizes, and he is the author of the poetry pamphlet Tiny Disturbances and the books The Father and Child Companion and Porches. He is the lyricist for the Jack Rabbit Project and a founder member of the Elbow Room Writers Collective.

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"Huw Wheldon was a remarkable man, and his son Wynn has written a remarkable book about him in the great traditions of books by sons about their fathers . . . This is a bold portrait of a man and an age and the son who has spent half a lifetime getting to know him." —Melvyn Bragg, broadcaster and author

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