The Envy of the World(1978)
Fifty years of the BBC Third Programme and Radio 3, 1946-1996
A non fiction book by Humphrey Carpenter
the BBC Third Programme, which first went on air on 29th September 1946, became one of the leading cultural and intellectual forces in Britain. Written with unlimited access to the BBC's archives and letters of such notable figures as Bertrand Russel, Harold Nicholson and Dylan Thomas, and including exerpts from outstanding talks, documentaries and drama, this book charts the history of this very Briish institution.
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September 1996 : UK Hardback
November 1997 : UK Paperback