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John Osborne - A Better Class of Person Episode guide

  1. On the Pier at Morecambe

    10/10 Another marriage ends and penury beckons, but so does success.

    First broadcast: 15 Nov 2013

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  2. Fall of a Sparrow

    9/10 Further theatrical enterprises, including a brush with Her Majesty's Customs and Excise.

    First broadcast: 14 Nov 2013

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  3. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

    8/10 The playwright's memoirs focus on his Brighton year and a spluttering start to his writing

    First broadcast: 13 Nov 2013

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  4. Kindly Leave the Stage

    7/10 The playwright remembers his first steps towards his calling, and some short sharp shocks.

    First broadcast: 12 Nov 2013

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  5. Hold the Front Page

    6/10 The playwright recalls his theatrical aspirations boosted by a resemblance to Rex Harrison

    First broadcast: 11 Nov 2013

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  6. Don't Fence Me In

    5/10 The memoir reaches the end of formal education, when girls and rebellion cost John dear.

    First broadcast: 08 Nov 2013

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  7. Too Young to Fight and Too Old to Forget

    4/10 After an illness, young John is sent to Dorset for brutal convalescence.

    First broadcast: 07 Nov 2013

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  8. O Wall!

    3/10 The playwright reminisces about school, his literary interest and his father's death.

    First broadcast: 06 Nov 2013

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  9. I Don't Want to End Up in a Dead-and-Alive Hole

    2/10 The writer recounts a peripatetic life thanks to his mother's whims and father's work.

    First broadcast: 05 Nov 2013

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  10. No Pride in Real Gentry

    1/10 The playwright recalls early years in Fulham, his mother's make-up and his uncle's letters

    First broadcast: 04 Nov 2013

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