Philip Donnellan

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Philip
Family name: 
Donnellan
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Interview Number: 
206
Interview Date(s): 
28 Jun 1991
29 Jun 1991
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Duration (mins): 
900
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Biographical

Irish extraction family from Galway Ireland. Early part Donnellan talks of Irish connections and his family. Born Reigate Surrey. Private School. Followed Christian Science as youth.Joined Army 1942.Detailed account of Army life. Life at the BBC as a monopoly. Recalls programmes such as ITMA and Radio Circle, Toy Town, Larry the Lamb. Stephen King-Hall on Current affairs on Children's Hour. Theatre at School. Talks of attitude of BBC to the staff , class etc. Producer BBC Radio Birmingham. BBC 2 documentaries.