The Blossoming World

Episodes

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S01The Two Sisters19991129

Philip Franks reads five further extracts from the autobiography of writer H E Bates. 1: `The Two Sisters'. The young Bates travels to LONDON to meet the publisher and editor of his first novel.

S01The Two Sisters19991129

Philip Franks reads five further extracts from the autobiography of writer H E Bates. 1: `The Two Sisters'. The young Bates travels to LONDON to meet the publisher and editor of his first novel.

S02A New Generation19991130

Philip Franks reads five extracts from the autobiography of H E Bates.

2: `A New Generation'.

As the nation slides towards the Great Slump, Bates struggles to earn a living as a professional writer.

S02A New Generation19991130

Philip Franks reads five extracts from the autobiography of H E Bates.

2: `A New Generation'.

As the nation slides towards the Great Slump, Bates struggles to earn a living as a professional writer.

S03A New Home19991201

Philip Franks reads five extracts from the autobiography of H E Bates.

3: `A New Home'.

Bates recalls his meetings with some of the literary giants of his day.

S03A New Home19991201

Philip Franks reads five extracts from the autobiography of H E Bates.

3: `A New Home'.

Bates recalls his meetings with some of the literary giants of his day.

S04Flying Officer X19991202

Philip Franks reads five extracts from the autobiography of H E Bates.

4: `Flying Officer X'.

Bates is offered a unique role in the wartime RAF.

S04Flying Officer X19991202

Philip Franks reads five extracts from the autobiography of H E Bates.

4: `Flying Officer X'.

Bates is offered a unique role in the wartime RAF.

S05The World In Ripeness19991203

Philip Franks reads five extracts from the autobiography of H E Bates. 5: `The World in Ripeness'. Bates faces the challenge of writing a new novel based on his home county of Kent - and achieves a `perfick' success.

S05The World In Ripeness19991203

Philip Franks reads five extracts from the autobiography of H E Bates. 5: `The World in Ripeness'. Bates faces the challenge of writing a new novel based on his home county of Kent - and achieves a `perfick' success.