Knocking on Heaven’s Door
148 mm x 105 mm
Prayers for every day of the year, with a section devoted to topical Sundays of the year.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Don Maclean
Don was born in Birmingham, far too long ago (he says), and educated at St Philip’s Grammar School. He then studied drama at Birmingham Theatre School and modern history at the University of Warwick. In 1997, The University of Birmingham saw fit to confer upon him an honorary MA.
A comedian by trade, Don has appeared regularly on TV, in cabaret and theatre all over Great Britain including two London Palladium seasons, six Royal Command Performances and forty-one pantomimes. Nowadays he plays ‘Dame’ in pantomime at Christmas and, during the summer months, travels the world entertaining on cruise ships.
During the 1970’s and early 1980’s he was never off television - he fronted the ever popular “Crackerjack”, compered “The Black and White Minstrel Show” and was a regular on “Celebrity Squares.”
In 1990, BBC Religious Broadcasting invited him to present their ‘flagship’ programme, ‘Good Morning Sunday’ on Radio 2. His light-hearted approach to religion obviously worked and by the time Don left the show, early in 2006, two and a half million people regularly tuned in. He also presented ‘Faith in the Nation Week’ for Radio 2 which aimed to give listeners an insight into religions other than Christianity. He has acted as ‘frontman’ for BBC TV’s ‘Songs of Praise’ on several occasions. Don was made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2001, for services to religion and inter-faith relations, and, in May 2012, Pope Benedict saw fit to invest Don with a Papal Knighthood, the highest honour that can be given by the Catholic Church to a layman. [He also has a pilot’s licence and a life-saving certificate, says he.]
During a career spanning nearly 50 years Don has tried to prove that comedy and religion can sit comfortably side by side - “there’s no need to be ‘po faced’ if you’re a Christian!”