Shelagh Delaney, the author of A Taste of Honey, looks at Salford, where she grew up and where the action of her plays takes place.
Roland Penrose interviews Max Ernst, the first Surrealist painter, about aspects of his life and work. Gian Carlo Menotti talks to Huw Wheldon about his work as a composer. Show more
An interview with American artist Robert Rauschenberg on the occasion of his first European exhibition. Plus a look at how TV play The Bedmakers developed from script to screen. Show more
Jean Renoir talks to Huw Wheldon about his father, Auguste, sharing his memories of growing up in the artist's household and his father's approach to his work.
Edition of the arts documentary magazine programme.Huw Wheldon introduces this report from Simon Raven, conversing with Kingsley Amis at the university where he teaches. (1958) Show more
In this excerpt from the arts documentary magazine programme, John Lehmann speaks to Aldous Huxley as the novelist and essayist shares his thoughts on the art of writing. (1958) Show more
Edition of the arts documentary magazine programme featuring author PG Wodehouse, who cheerfully discusses his long writing career, and his eschewal of 'serious' fiction. (1958) Show more
Edition of the arts documentary magazine programme.Featuring an interview with writer EM Forster, who talks about his life and writing. (1958) Show more
Edition of the arts documentary magazine programme. TH White talks to Robert Robinson, revealing the connection he sees between physical health and literary skill. (1959) Show more
Edition of the arts documentary magazine programme including an interview with author William Golding, shortly after the publication of his fourth novel, Free Fall. (1959) Show more
In this edition of the arts magazine programme, Christopher Isherwood talks to Robert Robinson about his literary career, and his close friendship with WH Auden. (1959) Show more
Featuring a short film narrated by Cecil Day-Lewis. Using the text of Vincent Van Gogh's own letters, the programme explores the artist's life. (1962) Show more
First transmitted in 1960, Huw Wheldon visits Henry Moore at his home in the run-up to a major exhibition of his work at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Show more
Ken Russell's film on the Young British Artists of the day pioneering the Pop Art movement features Peter Blake, Peter Phillips, Derek Boshier and Pauline Boty. (1962) Show more
Philip Larkin talks to John Betjeman in 1964 about his life, his poetry and the city of Hull where he lived and worked as university librarian.
Huw Wheldon's interview with legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, from 1964.
Orson Welles talks to Huw Wheldon about his work as actor, director and filmmaker, with clips from his films, Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons.
Ken Russell's 1962 biography of the composer Edward Elgar, featuring reconstructed events in his life using actors and made for the 100th edition of documentary strand, Monitor. Show more
Huw Wheldon chairs a discussion on Hamlet, featuring Ernest Milton, Peter O'Toole and Orson Welles. (1963) Show more