Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19821106]

The Cult Hero

In the fifth of six programmes Anthony Curtis discovers the firoblems of writing the ife of figures who have a ' following ' of millions; he discusses J. R. R. Tolkien with his biographer Humphrey Carpenter ;

P. G. Wodehouse with Frances Donaldson and - a cult figure from the past -

Hilaire Belloc with A. N. Wilson.

Reader RONALD BADD1LEY Series producer PRUDENCE SMITH

Genome: [r4 Bd=19821106]

Unknown: Anthony Curtis

Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse

Unknown: Frances Donaldson

Unknown: Hilaire Belloc

Reader: A. N. Wilson.

Reader: Ronald Badd1ley

Producer: Prudence Smith

Genome: [r4 Bd=19821113]

The Confessed Self In the last of six programmes, Anthony Curtis turns to the art of autobiography. Why should we trust what people write about themselves? How hard is it for a writer to be truthful? Why do philosophers seem to do better in this respect?

He talks to Bernard Crick about George Orwell ,

David Pryce-Jones about Cyril Connolly and to

A. L. Rowse about himself. Readers RONALD BADDILEY and DORIT WELLES Series producer PRUDENCE SMITH

Genome: [r4 Bd=19821113]

Unknown: Anthony Curtis

Unknown: Bernard Crick

Unknown: George Orwell

Unknown: David Pryce-Jones

Unknown: Cyril Connolly

Unknown: A. L. Rowse

Readers: Ronald Baddiley