Correspondence between Margaret Nash and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7050/1914-1928
  • Dates of Creation
      1948 - 1954
  • Physical Description
      14 pieces

Scope and Content

Concerning television broadcasts 'The Third Programme' and 'Designed for Women' in 1948 (TGA 7050/1914-22); 'Picture page', 1951 (TGA 7050/1923-25) and 'What Do You Make Of That?', 1954 (TGA 7050/1928). All the broadcasts featured Paul Nash's work. The letters discuss the choice of paintings, the loan and return of manuscripts, photographs and payment for travel expenses. 'The Third Programme' was broadcast to coincide with the Tate Memorial Exhibition of Paul Nash. Margaret recommended readings were included on the broadcast from Paul's autobiographical manuscripts (later published as 'Outline', Faber and Faber, 1949), by a "very old friend" of Paul, Anthony Bertram (TGA 7050/1916). Other Nash works mentioned are reproductions of 'Stone Personage', 'Monster Field, Study 1' and 'Totems' (TGA 7050/1925-26); and the painting 'Monster Field' (TGA 7050/1927-28). Correspondents at the BBC are: Marian Bonny, Carol Cochrane (Secretary to Basil Taylor), Stephen McCormack (Producer 'Picture Page'), Lionel Millard (Television Booking Section), Basil Taylor and Peter Thompson.

Related Material

Typed document 'The Writings of Paul Nash' a talk recorded for BBC Third Programme, broadcast 10 April 1948, read by Carlton Hobbs (TGA 7050/3920).

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