Blossoming World, The

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S01The Two Sisters19991129Philip 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 Generation19991130Philip 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 Home19991201Philip 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 X19991202Philip 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 Ripeness19991203Philip 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.