Ref NoOHP/32
TitleRoy Hattersley
Date23 November 2001
Extent1 minidisc, 2 cds, 1 file, 3 AIFF files (567.9 MB)
Creator NameHattersley; Roy Sydney George (1932-); politician and writer
DescriptionInterview with Roy Hattersley, columnist for the Guardian. Conducted by Hella Pick on 23 November 2001. Also includes a data sheet containing biographical details about the subject and information about the recording.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Track 1
Track 2
01.34 Worked for the Government 1974-1979
01.42 Wrote a weekly column for the Listener called End Piece
01.58     Approached by David McKee who wanted End Piece for the Guardian
02.52     Discussions about the content of End Piece
05.29     Dividing writing between the Guardian and other papers
06.00     Differences between material written for the Daily Mail and the Guardian
07.07     To what extent advance decisions are made about content of the column
07.32     Submitting Guardian articles by email
09.29     Article about the death of Princess Diana refused
11.40      Receives 60-70 reader letters a week
12.19      Responding to reader letters
15.24      How long it takes to write a Guardian column compared to other papers
15.54 *
16.38      Feels the Guardian of today is a better read than the Guardian of his childhood
16.46      Guardian has remained upmarket but still lively
17.47      Difficulties of writing the Guardian on Sunday
18.05      Discusses cuts in submissions
19.17      His column is the only internal critic of Labour Party policy
20.29      Hopes that in the future End Piece will become a general column about nothing in particular
21.09      Discusses other political columnists, including Polly Toynbee and Hugo Young
23.22      Discusses previous Guardian editors and deputy editors 
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsRestricted - edited copy available via GNM Digital Repository
FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Printed document
Minidisc recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and Roy Hattersley

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