Join popular broadcaster and columnist Adrian Chiles as he talks about his new book The Good Drinker, a humorous and heartfelt exploration of the unsung pleasures of drinking in moderation.
The recommended alcohol limit is 14 units a week. Adrian Chiles used to put away almost 100. Ever since he was a teenager, drinking was his idea of a good time – and not just his, but seemingly the whole nation’s. Still, it wasn’t very good for him: the doctor made that clear. If you lined them up, Adrian must have knocked back three miles of drinks. How many of them had he genuinely wanted? A mile?
There’s an awful lot of advice out there on how to quit booze completely. If you just want to drink a bit less, the pickings are slim. Yet while the alcohol industry depends on a minority of problem drinkers, the majority really do enjoy in moderation. What’s their secret? Join the inimitable Chiles as he sets out around Britain and plumbs his only slightly fuzzy memories of a lifetime in pubs in a quest to find the good drinker within.
Adrian Chiles hosts a twice-weekly radio show on BBC Radio 5 Live and writes a regular column in both the Guardian and the Sun. He co-presented both The One Show and Daybreak, and was for five years the chief presenter for ITV Sport’s football coverage. His previous book, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, was about obsessive West Bromwich Albion fans. He has hosted an array of documentaries for the BBC, including Drinkers Like Me (2018) and Panorama –Britain’s Drinking Problem (2020).
Tickets: £8 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Good Drinker) or £15 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Good Drinker)