The Tonight Programme (1961-64)

Scope and Content

A BBC current affairs series which ran from 1957-1965. Philpott worked as a freelance reporter before joining the team full-time in 1960. All interviews were conducted with just Philpott, and cameraman Slim Hewitt present (a crew of at least six was more common), and the series was noted for immediacy and intimacy. Each episode is around 10 minutes in duration unless otherwise stated.