Norman GILLER

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1940-04-18
Education Raine's Fndn GS Stepney
Books & Publications 97 to date; ghostwriter of numerous works with sporting personalities incl: Banks of England (with Gordon Banks), Watt's My Name (with Jim Watt), The Seventies Revisited (with Kevin Keegan), Olympic Heroes (with Brendan Foster), How to Box (with Henry Cooper), The Glory and the Grief (with George Graham), Top Ten Cricket Book (with Tom Graveney), Know What I Mean? and From Zero to Hero (with Frank Bruno), Denis Compton - the Untold Stories, While I've Still Got Lead in My Pencil (with Roy Ullyett), The Final Score (with Brian Moore), Banks vs Pele: The Save that Shook the World (with Terry Baker); Billy Wright: A Hero For All Seasons (2002), McFootball (2003), Football and All That (2004), Football My Arse, Reading My Arse, Cheers My Arse and Celebrities My Arse (all with Ricky Tomlinson, 2005-07), The Great Football Quiz Book (2005), Bobby Moore The Master, Henry Cooper A Hero for All Time; 20 books with Jimmy Greaves incl: This One's On Me, The Final (novel), The Boss (novel), The Sixties Revisited, It's A Funny Old Life, Saint and Greavsie's World Cup Special, Don't Shoot The Manager, Heroes and Entertainers (2007); other books incl: The Golden Milers, The Marathon Kings, The Olympics Handbook, This Sporting Laugh, Crown of Thorns, Mike Tyson, The Release of Power (with Reg Gutteridge), Golden Heroes (with Dennis Signy), six Carry On novels (1996), Mike Baldwin (biography, 2000), Footballing Fifties (2007), The Concorde Club: the first 50 years, The Lane of Dreams: the complete history of White Hart Lane (with Jimmy Greaves and Steve Perryman, 2009), Bill Nicholson Revisited, Danny Blanchflower: This WAS His Life
Recreations creating computer graphics and websites (including www.normangillerbooks.com), listening to light classics, playing banana-fingered jazz piano with SootsJazz promoter Jackie Wright, reading, travelling (38 countries to date), surfing the internet, following all major sports, teaching grandchildren the history of sport
Clubs The Concorde
Style Norman Giller, Esq
Career copy boy London Evening News 1955-56, reporter, sub ed and layout designer Boxing News 1959-61, sports ed and layout designer Stratford Express 1961-62, sports sub ed Evening Standard 1962, sports sub ed and layout designer Daily Herald 1962-64, football reporter Daily Express 1964-66 (chief football reporter 1966-74), TV sports columnist Evening News 1977-80, TV sports columnist Sunday Express 1991-97, The Judge sports column The Sun 1995-, The Silver Surfer football column FC.com 2000-, nine years of newspaper columns with Eric Morecambe (Daily Express and Titbits magazine); chief scripwriter Laureus World Sports Acad Awards 2002-03; numerous freelance appts 1974-; deviser many newspaper games since 1974 incl: The Name Game The Sun 1974-, Sportsword crossword The Express 1992-, Times Test Crossword in The Times 2001-06 (all games and puzzles compiled in partnership with s Michael) and two board games (Namedropper! and Tiddlythinks!); creator Petrolheads (BBC TV), script writer for This Is Your Life (scripts written for George Shearing, Richard Branson, Nigel Mansell, Peter Alliss and many others); other TV credits incl: Stunt Challenge (ITV) 1984 and 1985, Stand and Deliver (Sky) 1995-97; writer and deviser: The Games of '48 (with Brian Moore, ITV), Eurovision Song Contest Preview 1992-93, Who's the Greatest (seven-part series, ITV); writer and deviser Ricky Tomlinson's TV Joke Shop; chief assoc to Brian Klein (On the Box Productions Ltd); co-prodr and writer of videos featuring Lawrence Dallaglio, Dickie Bird, Frankie Dettori, Gordon Ramsay, John Motson, Harry Carpenter, David Seaman, Ray Winstone and Vinnie Jones 1998-2008; also prodr and writer: Over the Moon (ITV), Frankly Bruno (Chrysalis), Football Trivial Pursuit (Telstar); PR for Joe Bugner and Frank Bruno; resident blogger Sports Journalists' Assoc
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Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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