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Scripts. Documents.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Written texts of stage plays, screenplays, and radio or television broadcasts.

Found in 558 Collections and/or Records:

Administrative correspondence and other materials of Ian Rankin relating to his ‘Lazarus’ television serial project., 1999-2001.

Identifier: MS.50494

Broadcast scripts of Janet Adam Smith, on poetry for 'The third programme'., 1956.

Identifier: Acc.13861/67
Scope and Contents


‘Poems by Kathleen Raine’, selected and introduced by Janet Adam Smith, broadcast on 29 January and 2 February 1956.

Broadcast "Reading of Michael Roberts’ Poems" introduced by Janet Adam Smith on 14 October 1956 and 14 December 1956. Draft script and final version.

Dates: 1956.

Broadcasts written for radio and television by Robert McLellan., ?1951-1968, undated.

Identifier: MSS.26392-26411
Scope and Contents

Apart from the plays written specially for radio, such as ‘The Carlin Moth’ and 'As ithers see us', Robert McLellan also wrote a number of short pieces, often as part of a larger series. Many of these were broadcasts for schools. He also contributed to programmes such as 'Scottish Life and Letters', and wrote for television.

Dates: ?1951-1968, undated.

Copy, apparently the licence copy, of the play 'The fair Quaker' by Edward Thompson.

Identifier: MS.9045
Scope and Contents

The volume is made up of pages from a copy of the 1769 edition of ‘The Fair Quaker of Deal, or, the Humours of the Navy’ by Charles Shadwell (originally published in 1710), bearing numerous small textual alterations and deletions, and leaves containing a great deal of new or completely revised material, written in a formal contemporary hand.

Dates: [1769, or after-1773, or before.]

Corrected typescripts and proofs of "Kynd Kittock's land" by Sydney Goodsir Smith., 1964-1965.

Identifier: MS.26127
Scope and Contents

The poem was originally commissioned by BBC television and broadcast in 1964. It was published in book form the following year. These papers contain the text of both the broadcast and printed versions.

Dates: 1964-1965.

Correspondence and papers of Sir Robert A Watson-Watt, including his collection of printed material concerning the history of radar.

Identifier: Acc.9343/1-88
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Contains correspondence and papers concerning radar in World War II, the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, 1951, and other activities and interests.

Includes photographs, articles and printed books.

Dates: 1909-1969, undated.