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Adams, Douglas Noël

Nick Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature. 3087 words.

Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001), writer, was born on 11 March 1952 at the maternity hospital in Cambridge, the son of Christopher Douglas Adams (d. 1985) and his wife, Janet Dora Sydney, néenull...

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Adams, Franklin P.

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Journalism. 1161 words.

Adams, Franklin P. (15 November 1881–23 March 1960), newspaper columnist, humorist, and radio personality, was born Franklin Pierce Adams in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Moses Adams, a...

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Arlott, (Leslie Thomas) John

David Rayvern Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature. 2444 words.

Arlott, (Leslie Thomas) John (1914–1991), writer and broadcaster, was born at Cemetery Lodge, Chapel Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, on 25 February 1914, the only son of William John Arlott...

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Baxter, Raymond Frederic

Nicholas Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Literature. 1205 words.

Baxter, Raymond Frederic (1922–2006), broadcaster and writer, was born on 25 January 1922 at 132 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, the son of Frederic Garfield Baxter (1881–1968), science...

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Bell, Sam Hanna

Norman Vance.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature. 1294 words.

Bell, Sam Hanna (1909–1990), writer and broadcaster, was born in Glasgow on 16 October 1909, the eldest of the three sons of James Hanna Bell (1879–1918), a journalist on, and later manager...

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Betjeman, Sir John

Kingsley Amis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Radio; Architecture; Art Education. 2285 words.

Betjeman, Sir John (1906–1984), poet, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 28 August 1906 at 52 Parliament Hill Mansions, north London, the only child of Ernest Edward Betjemann...

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Bradbury, Ray

Richard Bleiler.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Radio; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1850 words.

Bradbury, Ray (22 August 1920–05 June 2012), writer, poet, screenwriter, and cultural critic, was born in Waukegan, Illinois, the third (and second surviving) child of Leonard Spaulding...

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Bridson, (Douglas) Geoffrey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature. 1154 words.

Bridson, (Douglas) Geoffrey (1910–1980), writer and radio broadcaster, was born on 21 August 1910 at Heaton Norris, near Stockport, the only child of John Douglas Bridson, a Manx shipping...

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Bruce, George Robert

Paul Henderson Scott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Television; Radio; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1465 words.

Bruce, George Robert (1909–2002), poet, critic, and radio and television producer, was born on 10 March 1909 at 2 Victoria Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the first son and eldest of...

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Bullett, Gerald William

Felicity Ehrlich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature. 1087 words.

Bullett, Gerald William (1893–1958), writer and broadcaster, was born on 30 December 1893 at 107 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, London, the third of the three sons of Robert Bullett...

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