Eddie Mair is, by his own account, one of Britain’s most beloved broadcasters.
Born in Dundee, Scotland, he has worked in radio all his adult life. From the foothills of commercial radio in his hometown, through the sunlit uplands of the BBC in Scotland, he has reached the peaks of his profession, with BBC network radio in London.
In addition, he’s appeared on most of the BBC’s TV channels, including ones that are no longer on TV. He witnessed the handover of Hong Kong and once asked Arnold Schwarzenegger a question –though he takes no responsibility for either.
For nearly twenty years he has been at the helm of Radio 4’s PM: a nightly news round-up that means Eddie works for just one hour a day, giving him plenty time to knock together these diaries.
Eddie’s other work, as a humanitarian and tireless, secret worker for charity is not mentioned here. His diaries, titled A Good Face For Radio, were published by Little Brown in November 2017.
Robert Caskie manages Eddie Mair’s literary career in association with Anita Land Ltd.