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Literary responses Ivy Compton-Burnett
Elizabeth Taylor detailed the interest that attended this book's appearance. Published on a Monday, it was broadcast as a radio play on Wednesday, discussed on radio on Thursday by Daniel George (who called the author...
Literary responses Marghanita Laski
The production of this play caused loud controversy. The Times published a scathing critique: Miss Laski seems to have written it more in an excess of public-spirited zeal than out of any creative urgency. Like...
Occupation Lady Cynthia Asquith
For her three weeks' work in this capacity she earned £900. She did even better in spring 1957 by appearing on an ITV quiz programme, the $64,000 Question, to answer questions on the novels...
Publishing Ivy Compton-Burnett
It had been completed at the end of October 1958. The time elapsing between the writing and the publishing of a book extended markedly during ICB 's career. This book and the following two were...
Reception Kate Parry Frye
Elizabeth Crawford 's edition, Campaigning for the Vote, was received with enthusiasm, presenting, as Crawford says, a near impossibility—totally new primary material on the women's suffrage movement in England.
Crawford, Elizabeth. “Now Published: Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary, Edited by Elizabeth Crawford”. Woman and Her Sphere.
In 2014 the television...
Reception Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Henry James's biographer Leon Edel endorsed RPJ 's script for a grant application to the NEH , which, however, was unsuccessful.
Long, Robert Emmet. The Films of Merchant Ivory. Harry N. Abrams.
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Robert Emmet Long thinks it one of her finest adaptations, both in...
Textual Production Elaine Feinstein
Other titles for television are Lunch, 1982,The Diary of a Country Gentlewoman (a twelve-part series shown on ITV in 1984, based on Edith Holden 's now well-known illustrated private journal, The Country Diary...
Textual Production Antonia Fraser
AF 's original television play about murder, Mister Clay, Mister Clay, set in a boys' prep school, was seen on ITV .
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
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Textual Production Bryony Lavery
BL has been a writer for the television series Revolting Women, 2000. The same year she wrote the thirty-minute film Buy for Channel 4 . In 2003 she wrote a screenplay titled Restless Farewell...
Textual Production Deborah Moggach
This began as the script for a series in eight episodes for ITV , which in turn was sparked by DM 's plan (never carried through) to act as surrogate mother on behalf of an...
Textual Production Deborah Moggach
After publishers recoiled from the sexual content of Porky, DM turned to television and got a job on Crown Court, an ITV programme of stories each running for three half-hour episodes. It was...


22 September 1955: BBC television acquired its first commercially...

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22 September 1955

BBC television acquired its first commercially sponsored competitor when ITV (Independent Television) began broadcasting alternative programmes.

3 November 1956: Prime Minister Anthony Eden made one of a...

National or international item

3 November 1956

Prime Minister Anthony Eden made one of a series of ministerial broadcasts on the recent Suez crisis, which was covered by BBC television and ITV as well as the BBC radio service at home and...

March 1979: Dr Robert Irwin was interviewed by Independent...

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March 1979

Dr Robert Irwin was interviewed by Independent Television about his treatment of police prisoners who showed signs of torture; a week later a government report appeared.


Crawford, Elizabeth, and Kate Parry Frye. The Great War: The People’s Story—Kate Parry Frye: The Long Life of an Edwardian Actress and Suffragette. ITV, 2014.