BBC Radio, Priestland's Progress

Scope and Content

Listeners' letters, compassing a wide range of response to the programmes, from encouragement to outrage. Many contain personal anecdotes; some include an autograph summary reply by Priestland.

Administrative / Biographical History

In December 1981, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 13 controversial programmes by its Religious Affairs Correspondent, Gerald Priestland, under the title Priestland's Progress. They generated a large correspondent from listeners.

Access Information

The collection is open to all bona fide researchers, by appointment only, telephone or email a week in advance of your intended visit. Researchers must abide by the conditions protecting the collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Head of Religious Programmes, British Broadcasting Corporation, in November 1982, to the Mass-Observation Archive Trust which has deposited the collection with the University of Sussex.


Prepared by John Farrant, September 2002.

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