Radio and theatre

Scope and Content

The material in this sub-collection - relating to the radio programmes Sewell contributed to, and also to the play he co-wrote - was scattered throughout his papers and was brought together during the process of cataloguing. It includes:


-research notes

-draft scripts

-publicity material

Administrative / Biographical History

Sewell became a high-profile media figure as a result of his popularity as a journalist, and this led to him making appearances on radio from the 1980s onwards. He contributed to many arts programmes for the BBC, mainly on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

His interest in the arts also extended to co-writing a play about the English painter and engraver, William Hogarth (1697-1764). He worked on this project with the British actors Timothy Ackroyd and Peter O'Toole in 2004-2006. The play was titled Hogarth: The Compassionate Satirist.

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