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H.G.wells Radio Broadcasts

Synopsis
This CD makes available for the first time all the surviving BBC radio broadcasts of H.G. Wells. The earliest dates from 1931, by which time Wells was already in his sixties and a renowned public figure, recognised not only for his novels, but also his astute commentary on social and political affairs. Like his contemporary Bernard Shaw, Wells ws invited regularly into the radio studio to air his views on a wide range of issues. The 11 recordings include a 1939 broadcast on ‘The Future of Europe’, his post-war vision for what he termed a ‘New World’, and extracts from Wells’s contributions to the historic radio series ‘As I see it’ and ‘Whither Britain?'. Whether discussing the day-to-day impact of the motor car or the destiny of the human race, Wells lives up to his reputation as a man of foresight.



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Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Documentation
Includes 16-page booklet giving full details of the recordings
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
archive sound recordings; Wells, H G; radio broadcasts

Credits

Contributor
H G Wells

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£9.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
73 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

BBC Radio

Distributor

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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