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Great Writers of the Twentieth Century

Synopsis
Profiles of 25 prominent 20th-century novelists, using interviews with friends, relatives and experts along with archive footage. Subjects of individual programmes are: D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, F Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, William Burroughs, Bertolt Brecht, George Orwell, Graham Greene, Dylan Thomas, H G Wells, Raymond Chandler, Robert Graves, Angela Carter, James Baldwin, Raymond Carver, Normal Mailer, William Golding, V S Naipaul, Vladimir Nabokov, Evelyn Waugh, Aldous Huxley, Primo Levi, E M Forster.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1997
Notes
Apparently broadcast only on an Australian digital channel.
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Baldwin, James; Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956); Burroughs, William S; Carter, Angela; Carver, Raymond; Chandler, Raymond; Fitzgerald, F Scott; Forster, E M; Golding, William; Graves, Robert; Greene, Graham; Hemingway, Ernest; Huxley, Aldous; Joyce, James (1882-1941); Lawrence, D H; Levi, Primo; Mailer, Norman; Nabokov, Vladimir; Naipaul, V S; novelists; Orwell, George; Thomas, Dylan; Waugh, Evelyn; Wells, H G; Woolf, Virginia; writers

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£125.00 each or £500 the set of 25
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes each
Year
2004

Sections

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D H Lawrence

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Virginia Woolf 1

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F Scott Fitzgerald

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James Joyce

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Ernest Hemingway

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William Burroughs

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Bertolt Brecht

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George Orwell

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Graham Greene

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Dylan Thomas 1

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H G Wells

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Raymond Chandler

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Robert Graves

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Angela Carter

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James Baldwin

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Raymond Carver

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Norman Mailer

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William Golding 1

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V S Naipaul

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Vladimir Nabokov

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Evelyn Waugh

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Aldous Huxley

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Primo Levi

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E M Forster

Production Company

Name

Clark Television

Phone
020 7388 7700

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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