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Radio, television, films, 1969-1977

MS. Eng. c. 2588
Held at the Weston Library

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Radio and television.

Folder L.78. 1960. BBC TV "Eye on Research". No. 5 on "Shapes of life", with Kendrew, Perutz, J.D. Bernal, transmitted 3 May 1960 and repeated November 1961. Shooting script, contract, correspondence.

Folder L.79. 1962. BBC TV "The Prizewinners", December 1962 (contract only).

BBC Overseas service. Interview on "The structure of life" 20 November 1962 (contract only).

BBC French service. Newsreel interview, 20 December 1962 (contract only).

BBC Italian service. Interview "Londra Ultima Ora" 20 December 1962 (contract only).

RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana. Interview November 1962 (brief correspondence only).

Folder L.80. 1963. BBC Italian Programme. Interview (in Italian) for RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, February (contract, correspondence).

BBC General Overseas Service "Asian Club" on "The Structure of Life" 30 April (contract, correspondence, questions from participants).

Miscellaneous shorter correspondence on possible programmes.

Folder L.81. 1963. Anglia Television Dawn University. Lecture on "The Molecules of Life", transmitted as part of Cambridge Television Week, October 1963. Shooting script, contract, correspondence.

Folder L.82. 1964. West German Television. Interview 25 February for programme on "Brain Drain" (contract).

Shorter BBC correspondence, including statement of fees for financial year 1963-64 (indicates more participation in programmes than survives in documents).

Folder L.83. 1965. BBC TV Horizon "The Model Makers". Contract, correspondence, Kendrew's manuscript notes and draft script. The programme was later abandoned.

BBC TV "Fifty years a winner", programme to celebrate Nobel anniversary of W.L. Bragg. Contract, correspondence, outlines for Kendrew's contribution.

Folder L.84. 1966. BBC Third Programme "Science in Europe" 23 January (contract, brief correspondence).

BBC TV Horizon November; letter only, not otherwise documented.

BBC proposed Third Programme series on technological progress.

Folder L.85. 1967. BBC Third Programme; invitation declined January.

BBC Third Programme "Some aspects of modern biology" 11 January (contract only).

RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana. Contribution to television programme on "Molecular Biology", January (letter only).

BBC Third Programme "The Life Code" February (contract, correspondence).

Other miscellaneous correspondence on possible programmes.

Folder L.86. 1968. BBC TV Horizon. Interview on science and strategic decision making, 31 May (contract, brief correspondence).

BBC World Service. Contribution to "Masters of Science" December (contract only).

Folder L.87. 1968. BBC Third Programme. "The Origin of Life", talk on Bernal and J.B.S. Haldane, July, also published in The Listener.

Draft script, final script, audience research report, letter of thanks from Bernal.

Folder L.88. 1969. BBC Radio 4 "New Worlds", 17 January (contract only).

Miscellaneous notes of payments.

Folder L.89. 1970. Anglia Television. Invitation declined, April.

BBC External Service. Interview for "Centres of Research No. 22 Laboratory of Molecular Biology", November.

Script, brief correspondence.

Folder L.90. 1971. BBC Open University Foundation Course Radio Unit 17, on Molecular Biology, with contributions by Kendrew, W.L. Bragg, M.R. Pollock, May. Contract, script, brief correspondence.

Folder L.91. 1972. BBC TV Correspondence on "Controversy" programme, January.

BBC TV "Who calls the tune?", on Rothschild/Dainton Green Paper 14 February. Transcript.

BBC TV "The Nobel Prize". Interview April (contract, correspondence).

BBC TV Proposed documentary on biology; correspondence September.

Folder L.92. 1974. BBC Radio Three "Scientifically Speaking", June (contract only).

BBC Radio Scotland. "The British Association", discussion on relationship between science and society, September (on occasion of meeting of BAAS under kendrew's Presidency) (contract only).

BBC Overseas Regional Service. Interview October (contract, brief correspondence).

Folder L.93. 1975-1977. Miscellaneous correspondence on proposed programmes 1975, 1976.

BBC TV "The Secret War". Interview for "Science at Sea" (contract, correspondence).


Folder L.94. Shell Film Unit.

Correspondence, 1960-1963, on film on myoglobin.

Folder L.95. Central Office of Information.

Correspondence, 1961-1963, on film on structure of proteins.

Folder L.96. National Film Board of Canada.

Correspondence, contract as consultant, script for film on "DNA and protein synthesis", outline for follow-up film on "The Revolution in biology", 1966-1967.

Folder L.97. Anvil Films (for Educational Foundation for Visual Aids).

Correspondence, 1967-1968, on film "Molecules and life".

Folder L.98. Brief correspondence on film on myoglobin, 1974.


  • Creation: 1969-1977


21 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2588

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/L.78-98

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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