Josh Widdicombe writes his 1990s memoirs | Based on the TV he watched in his rural home

Josh Widdicombe writes his 1990s memoirs

Based on the TV he watched in his rural home

Josh Widdicombe has become the latest comedian to write his memoirs - with a book focussing on Nineties nostalgia.

Provisionally titled Watching The 90s: A Childhood Memoir is set to be released by Blink Publishing in September, and is based around his memories of the TV of the era.

The comic says that his recollections are rooted in what he saw on screen because rural Devon upbringing – where there were just four pupils in his year at school – meant he missed out on cultural movements.

In blurb for the book that was published on Amazon, but subsequently deleted, Widdcombe says: ‘Read any history of the Nineties in Britain and you will read about Britpop, Blair, the birth of the Premier League and the rise of new lads. I played no part in any of these events.

‘Growing up in a tiny rural village on Dartmoor, no bands came within 100 miles, all the local farmers voted Tory, our nearest football team was in the fourth division, and the closest I got to being a new lad was when my older brother let me drink some of his Hooch.'

The publishers added the title ‘will discuss everything from the dangers of recreating Gladiators in your front room, to Josh's belief that Mr Blobby is one of the great comic characters It tells the story of the end of an era, the last time when watching television was a shared experience for the family and the nation.’

Published: 11 Apr 2021

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