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

A diplomatic response from Lionel Gamlin.

BBC producer Lionel Gamlin doesn't confirm or deny a Blyton ban.

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27th May, 1949
Dear Miss Blyton,

"Hullo Children"

Thank you very much for your letter of the 24th May. I am very sorry that you feel unable to appear in my "Autograph Album" feature, but I quite appreciate your reasons, and must content myself with saying thank you for replying so promptly.

It was very kind of you to be so complimentary about my radio interviews. One usually only hears the criticisms.

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,

(Lionel Gamlin)

Enid Blyton,
Green Hedges
Penn Road,
Beaconsfield
Buckinghamshire


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27 May 1949

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1949

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In this reply to Blyton's explanation of her troubled relationship with the BBC, producer Lionel Gamlin sends this diplomatically worded response.

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As well as working as a producer, Lionel Gamlin was a successful actor, presenter and entertainer. He appeared on the incredibly popular wartime radio show 'ITMA', worked as a radio announcer and presented shows as diverse as 'Down Your Way' and 'In Town Tonight'.

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