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Better to be Fair ' The Guardian'


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Malcolm Muggeridge looks it the newspaper as it reaches its 150th birthday.
C. P. Scott , the now legendary editor of The Manchester Guardian, inspired the paper for 60 of those years. Today's staff still quote him: ' It is well to be frank, it is even better to be fair.' Scott's grandsons brought the paper to London seven years ago to fight for a place among the national 'quality ' press. SIR NEVILLE CARDUS
MICHAEL FRAYN , and the present editor ALASTAIR HETHERINGTON. Journalist of the Year, are among the household names who take part in the programme.
Research assisted by DAVID AYERST. author of Guardian:
Biography of a Newspaper Produced by HELEN FRY
(Speeches from the celebration dinner at London's Dorchester Hotel: BBC1 tomorrow 11.0 pm)


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: P. Scott
Unknown: Sir Neville Cardus
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: C. A. Lejeune
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Editor: Alastair Hetherington.
Assisted By: David Ayerst.
Produced By: Helen Fry

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Better to be Fair ' The Guardian'

BBC Radio 4 FM, 4 May 1971 20.30

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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