Sir Trevor McDonald: the improbable life of a great broadcaster
Sir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man – and he has led an improbable life. Now in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over for his humility, charm and natural ease.
His many fans and admirers will have a treat at the weekend when Sir Trevor appears at the Wimbledon Word Fest. A natural storyteller and communicator, he has received more awards than any other news broadcaster in Britain.
In this special evening, which accompanies Sir Trevor's autobiography called of course, An Improbable Life, he will talk about his personal experience of world events and interviews with globally famous – and notorious – figures. He has witnessed war and death and risked his own life to meet and talk with despots and liberators. We hear about his first trip to South Africa, and obtaining the first British television interview with Nelson Mandela; his reflections on the Windrush generation; and experiencing Barack Obama’s momentous inauguration as President of the USA
Sir Trevor also secured the only British TV interview with Saddam Hussein.
Engaging, intimate and moving, his is the life story of an exceptional journalist and broadcaster who over decades has expertly revealed to us history in the making.
Sir Trevor McDonald - An Improbable Life is at Wimbledon BookFest on Sunday 13th October. More info at www.wimbledonbookfest.org