This programme is part of Talk - a collection of interviews with some of the most influential figures of the 20th century.Go to the BBC Four Talk Collection
More about this programme
The interview was recorded in 1972 but only transmitted, in shortened form, because of the ‘three day week’ and the restriction on broadcasting hours at the time. Some six months later Dr Bronowski died. This version is the first time that interview was shown in its entirety and, as Michael Parkinson remarks, “there are many reasons for doing so. One is that what he has to say has as much relevance now as then, another that I believe it to be the testament of a rare human being and also because, although I haven’t got a favourite interview, I shall forever remember this meeting”.
About BBC Four Collection programmes
Programmes are selected, in part, for their historical context and reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines. We aim to select programmes which can be shown in their entirety but in some cases edits are required. In these cases, edits are kept to a minimum and are made only for technical reasons.
- Michael Parkinson
- Interviewed Guest
- Jacob Bronowski
- Richard Drewett
- Roger Ordish
- Colin Strong
A collection of BBC interviews with influential figures of the 20th century.