Ref NoOHP/82
TitleNorman Shrapnel
Date20 November 2001
Extent1 minidisc, 1 cd, 1 file, 8 AIFF files (710.6 MB)
Creator NameShrapnel; Norman (1912-2004); journalist
DescriptionInterview with Norman Shrapnel, journalist for the Guardian. Conducted by Murray Armstrong on 20 November 2001. Also includes a data sheet containing biographical details about the subject and information about the recording and an interview summary with track timings.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Disc 1:
Tracks 1-3

Track 4
00.47 Began as general reporter in 1947
00.47 During time in Manchester he did subsidiary theatre and music hall notices

17.30 How he started doing back pagers

Track 5
04.30 On Michael Frayn
07.45 On Harry Boardman
08.15 Meeting Harold Macmillan

Track 7
00.07 Shrapnel was in the gallery when Churchill dropped his cough sweet
02.15 What was a day in the press gallery like?

11.30 On starting to write his sketch

Track 9
00.00 Theatre night-filing
02.55 On Philip Hope-Wallace
06.40 Shrapnel shying away from MPs
06.40 Reviewing modern literature for the Guardian for almost 40 years
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess cd via GNM Digital Repository
FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Printed document
Minidisc recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and Norman Shrapnel

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