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Postscript: J. B. Priestley Remembered

on BBC Two England

Robert Robinson recalls the great Englishman of letters who died last month.
Priestley, born in Bradford in 1894, remained throughout his life the straightforward
Yorkshireman, scourge of the literary establishment and champion of the common man. In the war, his Postscripts on the BBC caught the imagination of the nation. His output was prodigious: 33 novels, 38 plays and hundreds of essays. He said unassumingly of himself: 'I don't have any genius but a hell of a lot of talent'. With Angus Wilson, Malcolm Muggeridge, Michael Foot, Beryl Bainbridge, Malcolm Bradbury and his widow Jacquetta Hawkes.

Contributors

Presenter:
Robert Robinson
Interviewee:
Angus Wilson
Interviewee:
Malcolm Muggeridge
Interviewee:
Michael Foot
Interviewee:
Beryl Bainbridge
Interviewee:
Malcolm Bradbury
Interviewee:
Jacquetta Hawkes
Producer:
David Cheshire
Executive Producer:
Timothy Gardam

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