Bundle of papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/2/2/13
  • Dates of Creation
      26 Nov 1946-7 Feb 1947 & n.d.
  • Physical Description
      35 pieces; 163 sheets.

Scope and Content

Scripts and correspondence relating to Jonathan North, a radio adaptation of James Lansdale Hodson's novel by James R. Gregson, in which RD read the part of Jonty. Includes: correspondence between Hodson, Gregson and RD relating to the adaptation of the novel and the positive response to the broadcasts; correspondence with Christopher Mann Ltd relating to RD's contract, expenses and payments for his part in the play; correspondence with the BBC regarding the possibility of a wider broadcast of the play, and a condensed version for the Light Programme; some notes; annotated scripts for Parts I-III of the novel as broadcast on the North of England Home Service in December 1946; and two copies of a condensed version of Part I to be recorded in London on 1 February 1947.