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The Envy of the World

on BBC Radio 3

No Fixed Points
In the first of three documentaries charting the history of the Third
Programme and Radio 3, Humphrey Carpenter investigates the origins of the Third in the aftermath of the Second World War. In an interview that has never before been broadcast, director general William Haley outlines his vision of a network with no regular programmes, no news bulletins and no fixed points. Listeners including Peter Maxwell Davies and Harold Pinter remember how the Third changed their lives, and former controller Harman Grisewood reflects on an early complaint about
"vulgarisation" - from EM Forster. Producer John Goudie


Humphrey Carpenter
General William Haley
Peter Maxwell Davies
Harold Pinter
Harman Grisewood
Em Forster.
John Goudie

BBC Radio 3

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