'The Voice of One’ and ‘The Eye of the Beholder'

Scope and Content

Comprises two typescript versions of a radio play by Mervyn Peake for the BBC Home Service:

A: ‘Writing For Sound: The Voice of One’.

B: ‘Writing For Sound: The Eye of the Beholder’. This script appears to be the later version as it contains minor revisions in pencil.

Both typescripts marked ‘Recording: Friday 14.12.56’.

Conditions Governing Access


Not Public Record(s)


For a discussion of different versions of this play see G Peter Winnington, 'Mervyn Peake's Two Radio Plays For Christmas', Peake Studies, 9 ii (2005), 5-31. Winnington reprints an earlier version of this script with a different ending, broadcast in 1954.