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This is the BBC Holmes Service, book launch with John Holmes

John Holmes has met, well everyone, during his career at the BBC. Nationally he was involved with Any Questions?, Any Answers?, The Natural History Programme and Down Your Way. He went to  10, Downing Street with Nigel Hawthorne to interview Margaret Thatcher and visited the birthplace of The Goons, Bexhill, with Spike Milligan.

At BBC Radio Nottingham he worked on sport in those halcyon days when Brian Clough and Nottingham Forest were winning the European Cup, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club were on top with Clive Rice and Richard Hadlee and Torvill and Dean were dominating ice dance.

Special guests on his local show have included Dame Stella Rimington of MI5, Sir Paul Smith, Nobel Prize-winner Sir Peter Mansfield, Dr Stewart Adams, pioneer of Ibruprofen, Lord Falconer and Sir Peter Bazalgette.

In this event he will be in conversation with David Belbin, chair of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.

Expect name dropping. Expect celebrity gossip. Expect mention of bands you had forgotten…

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