The Envy of the World

The Envy of the World : Fifty Years of the Third Programme and Radio Three

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the BBC Third Programme, which first went on air on 29th September 1946, became one of the leading cultural and intellectual forces in Britain. Written with unlimited access to the BBC's archives and letters of such notable figures as Bertrand Russel, Harold Nicholson and Dylan Thomas, and including exerpts from outstanding talks, documentaries and drama, this book charts the history of this very Briish more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 35mm | 580g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp b&w photographs
  • 0753802503
  • 9780753802502

About Humphrey Carpenter

Humphrey Carpenter was born in 1946. After Oxford, he worked for the BBC, and then became a freelance writer. He has written numerous prize-winning biographies as well as a highly successful children's book series. He is a regular book reviewer for the Sunday Times, and was the director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature more

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