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Making a Noise : Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life, Broadcasting and the Arts - (Hardcover)

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In almost sixty years of professional life, John Tusa has fought for and sometimes against the major arts and political institutions in the country. A distinguished journalist, broadcaster and leader of arts organisations, he has stood up publicly for the independence of the BBC, the need for public funding of the arts and for the integrity of universities. He has made enemies in the process.

From the battles to create the ground-breaking Newsnight in 1979, to six years of defending the BBC World Service from political interference, Tusa's account is etched with candour. His account of two years of internecine warfare at the top of the BBC under the Chairman, 'Dukey' Hussey will go down as a major contribution to BBC history. His recollections of a hilarious and petty-minded few months as head of a Cambridge college will be read as a case study of the absurdities of academic life; while running the rejected and maligned Barbican Centre, Tusa led its recovery into the major cultural centre that it is today.

Often based on personal diaries, Making a Noise is a fearless and entertaining memoir of life at the top of the arts and broadcasting.

Number of Pages: 392
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History, Performing Arts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Orion Pub Co
Author: John Tusa
Language: English
Street Date: April 24, 2018
TCIN: 53506679
UPC: 9781474607087
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-0550
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