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Television scripts for On the Margin , c.1966-1984

MS. Bennett 91

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Scripts for episodes of television comedy sketch series written by and starring Alan Bennett, first broadcast on BBC2 between 9 Nov. and 14 Dec. 1966. See also MS. Bennett 88, "Early Stuff", originally found together with this material.
  1. (fols. 1-12) Typed and handwritten scenes titled "First drafts. I Can't Help Thinking. On the Margin", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  2. (fols. 13-206) Typed scripts titled "Scripts for what became On the Margin", undated, annotated by Alan Bennett.
  3. (fols. 207-260) Handwritten text for sketches, found in folder titled "O.T.M. 2", undated.
  4. (fols. 261-437) Photocopies of typed camera scripts for six episodes of series for filming on 21 Oct. to 25 Nov. 1966.
  5. (fols. 438-476) Letters regarding original recordings and BBC archive found in BBC envelope postmarked 21 June 1984.


  • c.1966-1984


476 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Bennett 91

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom