|Channel||BBC Light Programme|
|Broadcast Date||31 October 1950|
|Description||Part of R. D. Smith's 'Focus on' series. Along with his work on Focus on Football Pools, Pinter earned 3 guineas with a £1 11s. 6d. repeat fee (Billington, p. 31). It is possible that this production was not broadcast. While the BBC archives confirm that Pinter received a payment form and attended the production of this work, an email compilation of Pinter's BBC work gathered by Ned Chaillet's assistant Stephanie Beynon on request from Pinter’s PA, Angela Cheyne, and sent to Mark Taylor-Batty during the creation of Pinter's website throws this into question. Pinter annotated a printout of the email by hand and crossed out several productions, including this one, though it unclear what exactly he meant by this. One possibility is that Pinter was indicating that the broadcast did not take place. See also database entries for 'One Man's City - Leeds', 'Mr Punch Passes By' and 'Operation Leopard'. In this instance, the Radio Times listing cannot be consulted as there was a printer's dispute in October 1950. Only the first issue of the October volume was printed.|
Creative | Producer (radio/television)
Creative | Presenter
No Linked organisations have been added to this production record yet.
No characters have been added to this production record yet.
No award have been added to this production record yet.
No resources have been added to this production record yet.
William Baker, A Harold Pinter Chronology (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
Michael Billington, Harold Pinter, revised edition (London: Faber and Faber, 2007)
BBC Written Archives, Harold Pinter Artist File 1, 1950-62