Jonathan Maitland

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Film, TV & Theatre

Associate Agent : Christian Ogunbanjo

Books

Associate Agent : Christian Ogunbanjo

Film, TV & Theatre

Jonathan Maitland is a writer and broadcaster. He joined the BBC in 1985 and reported for Radio 4's Today and BBC News before joining ITV where he fronted the BAFTA nominated House of Horrors and now presents the channel's flagship current affairs show Tonight, a winner of Royal Television Society Programme of the Year award. He has also hosted other major ITV series including "The Man In The Van" and the late night political show "Vote For Me."

He has written five books including the bestselling memoir How To Survive Your Mother. He has also written for all the UK's leading newspapers. His co-written screenplay, "Whatever Happened to Stanley Matthews" has ben optioned and is in development. His first play, "Dead Sheep", about the famous Geoffrey Howe speech that brought down Mrs Thatcher, broke the box office record at London's Park Theatre. His follow-up, "An Audience with Jimmy Savile", a part verbatim docudrama which sought to explain how the late DJ "groomed the nation", broke all previous attendance and box office records at the same theatre.

He lives in Chiswick, West London, with his wife and son.

Theatre

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DENY, DENY, DENY

2016

PARK THEATRE

Directed by Brendan O'Hea
Starring Juma Sharkah

AN AUDIENCE WITH JIMMY SAVILE

2015

PARK THEATRE

Directed by Brandon O'Hea
Starring Alistair McGowan

DEAD SHEEP

2015

PARK THEATRE

Directed by Ian Talbot
Starring Steve Nallon (Spitting Image) as Margaret Thatcher

Books

Non-Fiction

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HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR MOTHER

2006

Simon & Schuster

What does it feel like to find out things about your mother that you weren't supposed to know? In 2004, a chance encounter set investigative reporter Jonathan Maitland on the trail of a shocking scandal involving his own parents. Having spent his TV career hunting down rogues and conmen on behalf of the British public, it never occurred to him that the story of his own mother could be the most gripping - and disturbing - of them all.

VOTE FOR..... WHO?

2005

Metro Books

Packed full of fascinating facts and interviews with the great and the good of the political world, this is a light-hearted book with a serious slant - politics does matter. Who will you vote for?

FLOP IDOL: THE HILARIOUS DIARY OF A POP IDOL WANNABE

2003

Simon & Schuster

The hilarious diary of the author's attempts to have a No. 1 hit single. On 1st May 2001, 40-year-old Jonathan Maitland decided to attempt to fulfil a lifetime's ambition. To this effect, he placed a GBP100 bet on himself with William Hill, at 50 to 1, that he would have a No 1 hit single in the music charts by the end of 2002. The only thing standing in his way was a complete lack of natural musical talent. This is the hilarious diary of his attempts to do just that.

HOW TO HAVE A HIT SINGLE - AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON'T!

2002

Simon & Schuster

HOW TO HAVE A NO 1 HIT SINGLE is the hilarious and heartbreaking tale of Jonathan Maitland and his 'heroically average' band, Surf 'n' Turf's single-minded quest for pop stardom. A quest that will take them from weddings and bar mitzvahs to the possibility of reaching Estonia in the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR MILLION FROM THE INTERNET

2001

Hodder & Stoughton

Tells of Jonathan Maitland's attempts to get rich by buying and selling shares from his own front room on the Internet.