Citizen Greg: The Extraordinary Story of Greg Dyke and how He Captured the BBC
No-one could have foretold Greg Dyke's astonishing rise from unemployed former Marks & Spencer management trainee to one of the most powerful roles in British Broadcasting and a position of major influence in Labour's 'New Britain'. Now Chris Horrie and Steve Clarke look back at the colourful and dramatic career of the first People's Director General of the BBC. This compelling biography examines Dyke's association with TV's powerful gunslingers including John Birt and Michael Grade; his work with the disgraced Jonathan Aitken in the dramatic rescue of TV-AM; the political battles which earned him his role as New Labour's favourite media executive; the 1994 takeover of LWT which left Greg unemployed; and the Director General's arrival at the BBC, with a blow-by-blow account of the backstabbing between the BBC governors and New Labour spin doctors.
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