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Christopher Isherwood

Duration: 10:59

First broadcast: 8 November 1959

In this surviving extract from a longer programme, Christopher Isherwood talks to Robert Robinson about his literary career. Isherwood describes his interest in writing about the people whom society pushes to its margins, his close friendships with WH Auden and Stephen Spender and his burgeoning spirituality.

He also responds to Robinson's questioning with an energetic defence of his decision to emigrate to the US and his willingness to take on the profitable work of writing film scripts.

Available since: Fri 22 Feb 2013

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Monitor 08/11/1959

Edition of the arts magazine programme with author Christopher Isherwood. (1958)

First broadcast: 08 Nov 1959

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