Enid Blyton and the BBC | Revealing the writer's troubled relationship with the BBC

Sir John Reith replies to Hugh Pollock's letter.

The BBC Director General offers to help Enid Blyton.

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27th April, 1938


Dear Mr Pollock,

Thank you for your letter of the 25th. Of course I remember you, and I was glad
to hear from you.

I should be pleased to put Mrs. Pollock in touch with the right person to guide
her about broadcasting, but I am not quite clear whether it is the Children's
Hour that she has in mind or the broadcasts to Schools.

I think the best plan would be for her to write fully to me, and I can pass on
her letter to whichever department is most likely to be able to help her. I
cannot of course tell what the result will be, but you may be sure that they
will most carefully and sympathetically consider any proposal she may make.

Yours sincerely,

H. A. Pollock, Esq.,
Old Thatch,
Bourne End,
Bucks.

BW


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27 April 1938

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1938

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In this copy of an original letter, Sir John Reith, the Director General of the BBC, replies to a letter from Hugh Pollock on behalf of his wife, Enid Blyton, about her goal of broadcasting on the BBC to her fans.

Read the next document in this chain of correspondence.

Did you know?

At the time of writing, Sir John Reith was making plans for his exit from the BBC. Although there were talks of him moving to a new post at the War Office, the role failed to materialise and he left the BBC on 30 June 1938, to accept the chairmanship of Imperial Airways.

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