John Brabourne (Knatchbull)

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John
Family name: 
Brabourne (Knatchbull)
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Interview Number: 
346
Interview Date(s): 
2 Mar 1995
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Duration (mins): 
120

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SIDE ONE

Early days; Eton; Wooden Horse; Ian Dalrymple; Herbert Wilcox and Anna Neagle; Trent’s Last Case; Florence Nightingale; Laughing Anne; Trouble in the Glen; Raising a Riot; Danny Angel; 1958. Harry Black and the Tiger; Stewart Granger; J.S.Johar; Sink the Bismark; Richard Goodwin; HMS Defiant; British Home Entertainment; Lawrence Olivier; Margot Fonteyn; Lord Harwood; Lord Simon; Pay TV and how cable allowed it; Cassius Clay, Henry Cooper; Hostility to BBC; Harold Wilson; Dance of Death; Brian Forbes; Tales of Beatrix Potter; China; Death on the Nile; EMI Films; Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express; The Mirror Crack’d; Children’s Film Foundation; Ronnie Spencer; Christine Edzard; A Passage to India; 1957. E.M. Forster; Bernie Williams 1987 [?]; David Lean; The Fool; Thames Television; chairman; Peter Morley; videos etc.; Latest techniques.

SIDE TWO

Alexandra Kollontai [?]; Film in Russia; Family: four boys, two girls; Michael John Knatchbull; Phillip; Paul McCartney; Timothy Knatchbull; Joanne [?]; Amanda Ellingworth; BFI; Science Museum; Bradford Museum; National Film School; Natural History; University of Kent; Fox Hunting; Future.

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Biographical

Head of Thames Television