First broadcast: 21 December 1958
Five years after his return to live at King's College, Cambridge, where he had been a student, EM Forster is shown in his rooms and other locations around the town as he talks about his life and writing.
Forster describes how Cambridge played a significant role in his origins as a novelist and emphasises the importance to his writing of leaving the area and seeking out new people and experiences. He dismisses the idea that he is a great novelist, but does talk about the aspirations he has for his work, namely that it reflects the high value he attaches to personal relationships, tolerance and, perhaps most importantly, pleasure.
Available since: Fri 22 Feb 2013