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The Television and Radio work of Magnus Magnusson., 1961-2006.

Identifier: Acc.13542/186-400

Scope and Contents

This section contains scripts and research undertaken by Magnusson for a variety of television and radio programmes running from 1961 until 2006. There are a significant number of scripts for the BBC archaeology programme 'Chronicle' which Magnusson presented from 1966. There are individual scripts and research materials on various programmes that Magnusson presented throughout his televsion career.

There are a number of scripts and interviews for Magnusson's radio series "Tales of my Grandfather" based on Sir Walter Scott's work on the history of Scotland. A number of individual scripts for radio programmes covering Magnusson's radio career are also present.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1961-2006.


Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


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This section is split into two main threads covering Magnusson's television work and his radio work. For major series such as the scripts and research for 'Chronicle' material has, as far as possible, been arranged chronologically in the order that the programmes aired. For individual scripts the material has been arranged chronologically. A few miscellaneous scripts, where Magnusson has provided narration for pre-recorded programmes, have been added at the end of the sequence.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
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