Ref NoOHP/79
TitleRichard Scott
Date1 November 1998
Extent2 audio tapes, video cassette, 2 cds, 1 file, 1 mov file (13.71 GB), 3 AIFF files (1.59 GB)
Creator NameScott; Richard Farquhar (1914-2011); journalist and Chairman of the Scott Trust
DescriptionInterview with Richard Scott, journalist for the Guardian and Chairman of the Scott Trust. Conducted by Jonathan Steele on 1 November 1998. Also includes a video recording of the interview although there is no audible sounds, and a 35 page transcript.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Disc 1:
Track 1
01.30 Started working for League of Nations, followed by the Spectator and then the British Consulate
04.10 Went to work for British Official Wireless - wrote 'official news'
06.41 Moved into news department proper. Covered peace talks after war
09.01 Discusses Attlee's relationship with Russians

10.30 First piece written for the Guardian was Marshall Speech, 1947
12.53 Guardian London offices in 40-43 Fleet Street were 'squalid'

20.23 Reputation of Manchester Guardian and compared with other papers
22.19 Guardian's foreign correspondence under Voigt and Wolf
23.17 Suez crisis - did not realise level of collaboration between French, Iraq and Britain at time
28.05 Anglo-Iranian oil nationalisation

30.52 Tito breaking from the Soviet Union
32.40 Tensions in post-war Germany
33.33 Life as a diplomatic correspondent and travelling
37.38 Independence of India - coverage and view of Guardian
38.35 Gandhi went to Manchester to see CP. Scott

41.06 Difference between foreign correspondent/ diplomatic correspondent
42.34 Impact of introduction of bylines
44.10 Memories of grandfather CP Scott and Montague family
44.10 Family Christmas dinner, attitudes to religion and sport

53.16 Austereness of CP Scott - joked and laughed at home
55.10 How people lined the street 7 or 8 deep for CP Scott's funeral
59.30 Domestic side to CP Scott

Disc 2:
Track 1
00.00 Continuation of the domestic side of CP Scott

Track 2
00.00 His own schooling and going to school with Donald Maclean
00.40 Worked with Guy Burgess - disappeared to Russia from flat that Richard sublet to him
02.50 Donald Maclean
03.40 Inaudible to end of track

Track 3
00.00 The move to London and dropping of the word Manchester from the title
01.00 Compares the Guardian then to the Guardian now
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess to recording via GNM Digital Repository
FormatElectronic record
Printed document
CD recording
Tape recording
Video recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and Richard Scott

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