Ron Lewis is a broadcaster and journalist based in Wales. A former newspaper reporter with the Western Mail and Cambrian News, Ron started his television career in Cardiff as an editorial assistant and scriptwriter with HTV, formerly Harlech Television. He went on to become a reporter, presenter and programme editor in the cultural playground that was ITV in the 1970's and early 1980's. Ron worked continuously for HTV and ITV in various roles, both full and part-time, from 1971 to 2006, ending up as producer-presenter of the popular Crimestoppers appeals. His 42 years' experience as a journalist includes freelance contributions to Independent Television News, the BBC and daily newspapers, including the Daily Mirror and Daily Express. Ron lives on a small holding in West Wales, where his interests include catching up with Welsh lessons he should have taken years ago.
Men from the Adverts Telly
By Ron Lewis
Published: March 26, 2012.
Broadcasters behave outrageously in “Men from the Adverts Telly,” a Welsh journalist’s personal recollection of the Golden Age of Independent Television. Greedy bosses, bolshie unions and hell-raising hacks are recalled in a first book described by top literary agent James Gill as “intriguing and hair-raising stuff - Life on Mars meets Drop the Dead Donkey.”
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