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Reading the Decades: Reading the 1970s


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The penultimate in a four-part look at the stories behind the bestselling books in postwar Britain, examining what their success says about the decade of publication.
Frederick Forsyth, Germaine Greer, Richard Adams, Wilbur Smith and Jilly Cooper recall books made famous in the decade of strikes, punks, the Opec crisis, and the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations. Including The Day of the Jackal, The Female Eunuch, The Joy of Sex, and Watership Down.
Narrated by Stephen Fry
Director Tim Dunn
Series producer Mary Sackville West


Narrator: Stephen Fry
Runner/ AD: Chris Rosser
Director: Tim Dunn
Series producer: Mary Sackville West

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