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Henry Moore

The story of the sculptor Henry Moore, who many called the Michelangelo of his time. Producer John Read joins Moore on a trip to Castleford, Moore's home town, and explores the surrounding landscape that influenced much of his work. Moore himself provides thoughts and comments throughout the programme. (1967)

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1 hour

Last on

Tue 30 Jul 1968 10:25

Did You Know?

In the 1940s, Henry Moore was approached frequently by BBC radio producers to take part in programmes (including one occasion in 1944 when he was asked to talk about 'the coal situation'). However, he usually found a reason to turn down these requests, citing pressure of work and a reluctance to be heard by friends and critics.


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Role Contributor
NarratorRobert Hardy
ParticipantHenry Moore
ProducerJohn Read

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Henry Moore at the BBC Collection

Henry Moore at the BBC

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