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'The Fixers: David Astor', born-digital audio recording of a BBC Radio 4 programme, 2003

MS. Sampson digital 59
Programme about the life of David Astor, editor of the Observer. There are contributions from Neal Ascherson, foreign correspondent; David Astor; Jane Bown, photographer; Anthony Howard, journalist; Hermione O'Donovan, Astor's secretary; Anthony Sampson, leader writer; and Donald Trelford, editor. Sampson talks about the Suez Crisis, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and the racism of Nancy Astor, David Astor's mother. Broadcast 25 Sept. 2003.

Running time 00.27.31 hours.


  • 2003


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access



MS. Sampson digital 59

Physical Facet

Format: digital

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom