BRITAIN has entered the last twelve months of Harold Wilson’s premiership, inflation is running at almost 25 per cent, the IRA has mounted another bombing campaign on the mainland and Manchester United are winning promotion back into Division One of the Football League.
The year is 1975 and London is the capital city of the speedway world. Nineteen year-
The young East Londoner will befriend Bill Baxter, who rode in the first ever speedway race, fall for Mary, the TV researcher who will get him his first big break, come to the aid of flatmate Tony, the slowest gater of the Hackney Hawks, and watch in tears as Rick lies dying in a pool of blood on a London street.
A whirlwind first season that will take him from the Weslake works at Rye to the studios of London Weekend Television, is one Joe Barnes will never forget. Who can blame him for Going Back?
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