The Snob

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Episode 3 of 4

Duration: 1 hour

Sebastian Faulks looks at how novelists from Jane Austen to Monica Ali have used snobs as their secret weapon.

With contributions from Tim Lott, Alain de Botton, John Carey and Monica Ali.

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  • SEBASTIAN ON LOCATION

    SEBASTIAN ON LOCATION

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  • LOCATIONS FEATURED IN THE SNOB

    Opening
    Emmanuel College, Cambridge

    Emma
    Leith Hill

    Pip
    Restoration House
    Rochester

    Dickens World, Kent

    Romney Marshes

    Pooter
    London Bridge
    Crouch End
    Liverpool Street Station

    Interlude:
    Pelicci’s Café, Bethnal Green Road, London

    Jeeves
    Butler School, Oxon
    Telephone Exchange, Battersea, London
    Cheltenham Race Course

    Miss Jean Brodie
    Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

    James Bond
    Car Showroom, Berkeley Square, London
    Albert Embankment, London
    Nobu, London
    Waterstones, Piccadilly, London

    Chanu
    Brick Lane

  • BOOKS FEATURED IN THE SNOB

    Emma, 1815, Jane Austen

    Diary of a Nobody (Mr Charles Pooter), 1892, George & Weedon Grossmith

    Jeeves, 1915, P.G. Wodehouse

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1961, Muriel Spark

    James Bond, 1953, Ian Fleming

    Brick Lane (Chanu), 2003, Monica Ali

    Great Expectations (Pip), 1860, Charles Dickens

  • Faulks On Fiction: Exploring classic characters in literature

    Faulks On Fiction: Exploring classic characters in literature

    Series producer Mary Sackville-West: "Great literary characters have a life beyond the page. You don't need to have read Wuthering Heights or Robinson Crusoe to know who they are and to care about them."

    Read and comment on Mary's post at the BBC TV blog

Credits

Participant
Alain De Botton
Participant
John Carey
Director
David Vincent
Series Producer
Mary Sackville-West
Executive Producer
Basil Comely

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