Ref NoOHP/69
TitleTim Radford
Date16 August 2001
Extent1 minidisc, 1 cd, 1 file, 2 AIFF files (763.2 MB)
Creator NameRadford; Timothy Robin (1940-); journalist
DescriptionInterview with Tim Radford, journalist for the Guardian. Conducted by Paul Olive on 16 August 2001. Also includes a data sheet containing biographical details about the subject and information about the recording.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Disc 1:
Track 1
00:20 Joined Guardian 1973
01.05 Paid £60 a week
02.20 First job as features sub-editor
04.18 IRA bomb scares in building shared with Sunday Times
05.30 Circulation figures low (around 250,000) in 1970s yet immensely popular
06.51 Difference in content between Manchester Guardian and southern edition
08.29 Anecdote about a picture of Princess Anne's engagement sent to Manchester Guardian

11.35 Anecdotes about working with Michael McNay
15.18 Peter Preston first editor to be chosen by the staff

20.26 Print Unions 'at their worst'
23.49 Foreign Editor Ian Wright
27.26 Very much a drinking culture especially at the Manchester Guardian

30.04 Covering trials with Cynthia Payne
33.41 First column on volcanoes, then approached by Preston to take over Science Pages
36.30 Made Deputy Features Editor
37.06 Michael Billington - very professional
39.13 Anecdote about Hope Wallace

41.53 Discusses Harriet Harman, Patricia Hewitt, Barry Norman, James Cameron
43.54 Poor Guardian pay.
48.14 Alan Rusbridger launches G2

51.55 San Seriff April fool - supplement about an imaginary country that became very popular
59.20 Managing Director Gerry Taylor starting an ad campaign to save paper

64.09 Sense of comedy working for the Guardian
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess to recording via GNM Digital Repository
FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Printed document
Minidisc recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and Tim Radford

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