Greenwood gave more interviews in 1971, when the dramatised version of his memoirs, There was was a Time, had its London premiere at Bernard Miles’ Mermaid Theatre, than in any previous year. When Greenwood came to the rehearsals in London from his home in the Isle of Man, BBC Radio 4, the Guardian and the Radio Times all took the opportunity to talk to him. In fact, the three interviews each take a different tack and so we can learn a lot from them about Greenwood’s life and writing and his reflections on them. Here is an account of the Guardian interview with the acute and sympathetic interviewer Catherine Stott. Next I will turn my attention to the Radio Times interview.
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