The Latest Batch of History Project Interviews
The latest batch of History Project interviews uploaded to our website this month include:
Interview number 532 Peter Graham Scott Peter was an film producer, film director and screenwriter. One of the producers and directors who shaped British television drama in its formative years, He was a key figure in television drama in the seventies and eighties and was responsible for top rating series including The Avengers, Mogul, The Troubleshooters, and, most successfully, The Onedin Line, which ran for 9 years. He was much admired by fellow directors as well as actors and was renowned for his film editing skills, which he had honed in the forties while working for J Arthur Rank on films such as Brighton Rock.
Interview number 575 Doug Robinson The younger brother of fellow actor/stunt man Joe Robinson, Doug was born Douglas Bowbank Robinson in central Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1930. Their father Joseph Robinson Senior and grandfather John were world champion wrestlers, and both brothers trained in wrestling and body-building. Doug's film career began in the mid-1950s, and his early film work included Ben-Hur (1959). He was also one of the Argonauts in Jason and the Argonauts (1963), and he made numerous British television appearances usually as a tough guy in everything from The Avengers to Steptoe and Son. Together, Doug and Joe became two of the cinema's most popular stunt arrangers, particularly on the James Bond films. Doug and Joe co-authored, with Honor Blackman, the book "Honor Blackman's Book of Self-Defence" published by Andre Deutsch in 1965.
Interview number 520 Betty Willingale Betty is a British television producer, formerly a script editor, who is best known for her work on BBC TV drama adaptations of classic literature. She worked on key BBC drama series and serials including North and South (1975) and I Claudius (1976). She went on to form a strong working partnership with producer Jonathan Powell script editing many of Powell's most successful drama serials including the hit adaptations of A Christmas Carol (1977), Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy (1979) and The Barchester Chronicles (1982)
Interview number 128 Jack Gold Jack was a BAFTA award-winning film and TV director of confrontational documentaries and touching dramas, including Aces High,Goodnight Mister Tom and The Naked Civil Servant.