Adrian Chiles: The Good Drinker

The recommended alcohol limit for men 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.

There’s an awful lot of advice out there on how to quit completely. Adrian Chiles didn’t want to stop altogether – he wanted to learn to drink alcohol to enjoy it. The majority of drinkers really do enjoy in moderation. What’s their secret? And what does it say about the British that the pervading culture is to drink to excess?

Chaired by Sue Beardsmore

Adrian Chiles hosts Chiles on Friday on BBC Radio 5 Live. He co-presented both The One Show and Daybreak, and was for five years the chief presenter for ITV Sport’s football coverage. He writes a regular column in both the Guardian and the Sun, which not many people can claim. His previous book, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, was about obsessive West Bromwich Albion fans.

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07 Oct 2022


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