Draft book reviews for World of Books

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1971 World of Books

  • Draft script for World of Books Pilot 1 (version 1), reviewing The Home by Penelope Mortimer, Black British, White British by Dilip Hiro and The Survivors by Bryn Griffiths, 8 Oct 1971.
  • Draft script for World of Books Pilot 1 (version 1), reviewing The Home by Penelope Mortimer, Black British, White British by Dilip Hiro and The Survivors by Bryn Griffiths, 22 Oct 1971.
  • Draft script for World of Books Pilot 2, reviewing St. Urbain's Horseman by Mordecai Richler, Not The Whole Truth by Cadinal Heenan, Monty Python's Big Red Book, World Football Handbook, Penguin Companion to Literature: Britain and the Commonwealth, The Destruction Business by Donal McCullin and other biographies, 11 Nov 1971.

1972 World of Books

  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode one including discussions of short stories, The Right to Work by Alasdair Buchan and The Bonhoeffers: Portrait of a Family by Sabine Bonhoeffer, 28 Feb 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode two including discussion of The Roots of Coincidence by Arthur Koestler, The Last Laugh by Tony Gray, Peter Buckman's Playgound and Fred Basnett's Country Matters, 28 Feb 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode three including discussions of The Needle in the Eye by Margaret Drabble, B by Eva Figes and Australian Writing Today edited by Charles Higham, 27 Mar 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode four featuring a discussion of art and art books, including Created in Captivity by Gyles Brandreth, The Meaning of Art by Herbert Read and Tutankhamen by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt, 10 Apr 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode five including dicussions of Rabbit Redux by John Updike, Dreamerika by Alan Burns and the International Book Year, 17 Apr 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode six including discussions of crime novels, Bloody Murder by Julian Symmons and Sir Francis Drake by George Malcolm Thomson, 24 Apr 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode seven discussing the topic 'Do Books Matter?' at an International Book Year event, 28 Apr 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode eight discussing The Green Flag by Robert Kee, Beckett: A Study of his Plays by John Fletcher and John Spurling, 15 May 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode nine discussing science in literarture including The Hope of Progress by Sir Peter Medawar, Beyond Babel by Brenda Maddox, The Natural History of the Vampire by Anthony Masters, and Only One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet by Barbara Jackson, 22 May 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode ten discussing exploration, including books such as When the Pole Star Shone by Michael Langley, Brazza of the West by Richard West, Building Norfolk Island by Philip Cox and Wesley Stacey and The Gulf Stream by T.F. Gaskell, 29 May 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode eleven discussing contemporary poetry in Britain, 5 Jun 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode tweleve discussing G. by John Berger, James Hanley's Another World, The Wild Boys by William Burroughs and western stories by Graham Freer, 12 Jun 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode thirteen discussing biographies, including Eleanour and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash, Harold Wilson and George Brown's biographies and Harold Macmillan's Pointing the Way, 19 Jun 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode fourteen discussing books such as Bestseller by Claud Cockburn, The Living Village by Paul Jennings, Akenfield by Ronald Blythe and Quentin Bell's biography of Virginia Woolf, 26 Jun 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode fifteen discussing children's books with librarian Janet Hill, reviewer Naomi Lewis and author Roald Dahl, 3 Jul 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode sixteen discussing Journey Through Europe by John Hillaby, Not From The Apes by Björn Kurten, The Lost Ones by Samuel Beckett, About A Marriage by Giles Gordon and The Malcontents by C.P. Snow, 10 Jul 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode seventeen discussing British book reviewers with Alex Hamilton and literary editors Elizabeth Thomas and Anthony Hern, 17 Jul 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode eighteen discussing D'Israeli in Love by Maurice Edelman, The Collapse of British Power by Corelli Barnett, Out Of Battle by John Silkin and Total War by Peter Calvocoressi and Guy Wint, 24 Jul 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode nineteen discussing The World of Mr. Mulliner by P.G.Wodehouse, Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler and Hungarian translations of Sir Walter Scott novels, 14 Aug 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode twenty discussing The Levanter by Eric Ambler, Wild Excursions by David Thomson and Edward the Eighth, The Man We Lost: a pictoral study by Robert Gray, 21 Aug 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode twenty one discussing The Violent West by Zulfikar Ghose, Place Names of the English-Speaking World by C.M. Matthews and a series called Kings and Queens of England, 25 Aug 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode twenty two reviewing The Ravi Lancers by John Masters, The Continental Commitment by Michael Howard, and two books from the British Battles series by Batsford, and Barry Cole’s most recent novel and book of poetry, 2 Oct 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode twenty three reviewing The Offshore Islanders by Paul Johnson and J.B. Priestley’s The Long High Wall and John Gross’ Rudyard Kipling: The Man, his work and his world, 4 Sep 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode twenty four reviewing A.I. Romanov’s Nights Are Longest There, The Leaping Hare by David Thompson and George Ewalt Evans, 18 Sep 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode twenty five reviewing Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s August 1914, Alan Burns’ To Deprave And Corrupt and Alberto Moravia’s new erotic novel, 25 Sep 1972.
  • Draft typescript for World of Books, episode twenty six reviewing John Brooke’s History of George III, Balcony of Europe by Aidan Higgins, David Storey’s Pasmore and L.P. Hartley’s The Collections, 2 Oct 1972.
  • Typewritten expenses sheet for programmes recorded between 28 Feb 1972 - 1 May 1972.

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