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WHR Rivers's influence on my father


My grandfather mistook Cork for New York
Jonathan Miller Theatre director
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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