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First transmitted in 1974, Magnus Magnusson talks to Sir Mortimer Wheeler about Sir Flinders Petrie, the single-minded Egyptologist who was Wheeler's friend for 20 years.

First transmitted in 1974, Magnus Magnusson talks to Sir Mortimer Wheeler about Sir Flinders Petrie, the single-minded Egyptologist and eccentric who was Wheeler's friend for 20 years.

Mortimer Wheeler claimed that he had known four geniuses in his life: "Winston Churchill, Sir Arthur Evans who discovered the Minoan civilisation, the painter Augustus John and Sir Flinders Petrie."

Archive First shown: 17 Oct 1974
Available for over a year Why? Duration 16 mins