File relating to a proposed film (for television), entitled "Bunga Raya", written by Peter Shepherd.

Scope and Content

The file contains an outline of the semi-autobiographical drama (i.e. an overview of the story, projected running time and production costs); selected pages from the screenplay; cuttings from the Norwich Evening News, dated 13 December 1991 and 21 January 1992, about the project; and a letter from Peter Shepherd to Burgess, dated 4 April 1992, in which he asks if Burgess would be interested in joining the projects as a joint script writer, or in some other capacity, or if he would be able to recommend the screenplay to a literary agent.

The screenplay is described as being semi-autobiographical and based on Shepherd's experiences in Malaya in 1941-1942.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Slight rust damage to the left-hand side of each page due to the use of metal fasteners.