The Book Man

The first British TV programme to be devoted solely to books, authors and publishers has brought many famous names to ABC since it started three years ago.

Among them was Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, seen right with the programmes’s former director, Guy Verney.

One of the popular features of the programme is The Book Man Choice of the Month, made when the picture below was taken by G.B. Stern, L.P. Hartley, Christine Brooke-Rose and Alan Pryce-Jones.

In the foreground the former Book Man, J.W. Lambert of The Sunday Times, interviews two guests

James Archer
Mark Gerson

Men of politics

Lord Morrison of Lambeth discusses his autobiography the day before publication, and Mr Emmanuel Shinwell discussed Lord Morrison’s remarks about Labour leaders

▼ The new Book Man panel choosing the Book of the Month is left to right John Betjeman, John Braine, Elizabeth Jane Howard, David Daiches and programme editor Kenneth Young.

The programme’s director is now Brian Robins

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