Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Evelyn Waugh Face To Face BBC Interview

I've been looking for this programme for a while. Quite why a notorious curmudgeon like Waugh agreed to be interviewed is a mystery:

7 comments:

Tim Footman said...

I think he claimed that the only reason he ever did broadcast interviews was for the cash.

Steerforth said...

Yes, that sounds typically Waughish.

Brett said...

Thanks, I enjoyed that. I don't understand why the woman made Waugh out to be nervous and obstructive. He seemed at ease and forthcoming to me.

Martin said...

Interesting. Did you ever see the Fathers and Sons documentary which examined the father-son relationships within the Waugh family?

zmkc said...

The introduction is so odd - he seems to me to be extremely honest and frank in the interview. It must be the fact that he doesn't actually expose himself in an undignified needy way that made the BBC creatures regard the thing as a failure.

zmkc said...

'That arse Priestley'

Steerforth said...

At times Waugh seeems uncomfortable, using his cigar as a prop, but he also comes across as mischievous, bemused and bored by the interviewer.

I haven't seen the 'Fathers and Sons' documentary. I must track it down.