HG Wells on the Future | BBC broadcasts from the father of science fiction
Document Type | Letter
12 December 1942
HG Wells is invited to open a new radio series on social biology called 'Reshaping Man's Heritage'. The writer's outline of his proposed address warns against 'our heritage of unimaginative hatreds, ignorant dogmatisms, exploitation and mutual distrust'.
You can hear the subsequent broadcast 'Reshaping Man's Heritage' as part of this collection.
HG Wells on the failings of Stalin's economic 'Five Year Plan'.
Our economic and political lives are 'out of gear'.
How the motor car serves as a warning to us all.
HG Wells challenges the idea of 'Britain for the British'.
A talk on the worldwide community of English speakers.
HG Wells welcomes the former president of Czechoslovakia.
How the printed word has reached the world's entire population.
HG Wells declares that it's time to 'face up to your inheritance'.
The newspaper is 'dead as mutton', says HG Wells.
An invitation to HG Wells to go on air for the first time.
HG Wells agrees to speak about world peace.
Wells reassures the BBC that his broadcast will be objective.
Will HG Wells's broadcast require 'toning down'?
Preparations for a broadcast by HG Wells.
Concerns that Wells has not submitted a manuscript go right to the top.
Wells makes a commitment to objectivity.
Wells responds to an invitation to speak about evolution.
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