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WHR Rivers's influence on my father


Early boyhood in the Depression
Frederic Raphael
Family life before World War II
Mike Bayon
Early days and my family
Philip Roth
My grandfather mistook Cork for New York
Jonathan Miller Theatre director
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1. My grandfather mistook Cork for New York 389 02:45
2. WHR Rivers's influence on my father 264 03:18
3. Studying shell shock after World War I 316 03:52
4. My witty mother 312 02:49
5. I'm Jewish only for anti-Semites 320 02:07
6. Hatred for ethnic loathing 241 02:01
7. Not the brightest child at school 284 03:31
8. Not so ordinary outside interests 222 04:06
9. University 263 00:56
10. Philosophy and neurology 318 03:43
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Initially studying medicine at Cambridge, Sir Jonathan Miller came to prominence with the production of the British comedy revue, Beyond the Fringe. Following on from this success he embarked on a career in the theatre, directing a 1970 West End production of “The Merchant of Venice” starring Laurence Olivier. He also started directing opera, famously producing a modern, Mafia-themed version of “Rigoletto”.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: 1934, Park Crescent, London, 1868, 1870, Brick Lane, London, Lithuania, Cork, New York, 1910, Karlstad, Henri Bergson, Emanuel Miller, Betty Miller

Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds

Date story recorded: July 2008

Date story went live: 23 December 2008