Paul O'Grady is one of Britain's very best loved entertainers. He's known and adored by millions, whether as the creator of his acid-tongued alter ego, Lily Savage, or the presenter of his fantastically successful, award-winning early evening show on Channel 4.
Now, in his own unique voice, Paul O'Grady tells story of his early life in Irish Catholic Birkenhead that started him on the journey from altar boy to being a comedian of genius. It is a brilliantly evoked, hilarious and often moving tale of gossip in the back yard and slanging matches on the front doorstep, of larger-than-life characters with hearts of gold and tongues as sharp as razors.
Paul's remarkable childhood and early life is populated by a cast of rogues, rascals, lovers, fighters, saints and sinners. Oh, and one iconic bus conductress. Told with pathos, love, empathy and, naturally, biting humour, At My Mother's Knee has something for everyone and reminds us that, when all's said and done, there's a bit of savage in all of us.