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Bookstand (BBC 1960-1961, Dennis Potter)

A fortnightly book overview programme presented by Dick Taverne mainly notable for the fact that Dennis Potter contributed scripts of short excerpts of the books being talked about, these were played out by actors and were directed by John McGrath.

The first edition featured excerpts from Hurry on Down, That Uncertain Feeling, Under the Net and A Kind of Loving.
Potter also appeared on screen several times during the shows run interviewing various people. When the show came back for a second season it ran for 30 minutes instead of 40 and dispensed with Potter’s scripted excerpts.

crew details
Writer and researcher: Dennis Potter
Producer: Christopher Burstall

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC
Duration: x40 minute episodes (season 2 episodes 30 minutes)
Aired From: 1960-1961 First Episode: Sunday 16 October 4.10pm





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