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Mightier Than the Sword


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R. F. Delderfield , playwright and novelist, was probably best known for his 1940s farce Worm's Eye View, until the BBC dramatised his final novel To Serve Them All My Days. It was an enormous success - expressing the ultimate fusion of Delderfield's love of history and his understanding of its significance in the lives of ordinary people. Born in London, he adopted Devon, where he went to live as a boy. He never lost his Cockney accent nor the common touch, and asked nothing more than that his writing should reach out and entertain people. Film editor CHRIS WARING Producer DAVID SPIRES


Unknown: R. F. Delderfield
Editor: Chris Waring
Producer: David Spires

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Mightier Than the Sword

BBC Two England, 25 May 1983 19.00

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