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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.


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

BBC Two England

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