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George Orwell: The Road to the Left


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This film traces the life of the author of "1984" and "Animal Farm" during one crucial year, 1936. In that year Orwell spent some time in the depressed North of England, married, set off for the Spanish Civil War and completed his book "The Road to Wigan Pier", which set his course as a political writer.
Orwell is remembered by the people who knew him at the time, both in London and in the North. Among those who comment on his work and ideas are W.H. Auden, Noam Chomsky, Michael Foot, MP, Norman Mailer and Angus Wilson


Speaker: W.H. Auden
Speaker: Noam Chomsky
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: Norman Mailer
Speaker: Angus Wilson
Written and directed by: Melvyn Bragg

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George Orwell: The Road to the Left

BBC Two England, 17 August 1973 20.00

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