A Box Of Wittgensteins

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03The One Handed Pianist2008122820100116
20140406 (BBC7)

Paul Wittgenstein aimed to continue as a pianist despite losing an arm in the war.

The great-niece of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Margaret Stonborough, talks to artist and historian Michael Huey as she delves into six boxes of newly-inherited family archives. As she digs deeper into the talented but tortured lives of the Wittgensteins she finds her cramped London house becoming ever more crowded with her larger-than-life forbears.

Margaret uncovers details of the life of her great uncle Paul Wittgenstein who, after the First World War, was determined to continue his career as a concert pianist, despite the loss of his right arm.

The readers are Sarah Finch, Nicholas Rowe and Dan Starkey.

Paul Wittgenstein aimed to continue as a pianist after losing an arm in battle.

The great-niece of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Margaret Stonborough, talks to artist and historian Michael Huey as she delves into six boxes of newly-inherited family archives.

As she digs deeper into the talented but tortured lives of the Wittgensteins she finds her cramped London house becoming ever more crowded with her larger-than-life forbears.

Paul Wittgenstein was determined to continue as a pianist after losing an arm in WWI.

The great-niece of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Margaret Stonborough, talks to the artist and historian Michael Huey as she delves into six boxes of newly-inherited family archives and investigates the lives of her talented, but tortured, forbears.

Margaret learns about the life of her great uncle Paul Wittgenstein who, after WWI, was determined to continue his international career as a concert pianist, despite the loss of his right arm.

04 LASTThe Survivors2009010420100123
20140413 (BBC7)

Margaret discovers documents which stir memories of her talented but difficult family.

The great-niece of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Margaret Stonborough, talks to the artist and historian Michael Huey as she delves into six boxes of newly-inherited family archives and investigates the lives of her talented, but tortured, forbears.

Margaret and her brother, Jerome Stonborough, discover documents which stir childhood memories of their talented, stylish but difficult family.

Margaret discovers documents which stir memories of their talented but difficult family.

Margaret and her brother discover documents which stir childhood memories of their talented, stylish but difficult family.