• The Real George Orwell: Burma

  • By: Mike Walker
  • Narrated by: Joseph Millsom
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Radio/TV Programme
  • Release date: 14-02-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

Summary

George Orwell - the pen name of Eric Blair - was a writer and political commentator who is very hard to pin down. He is a complex mass of confusions - an anti-establishment, pro-English, ex-Etonian, ex-policeman, and socialist, who was ardently anti-authoritarian. He was as anti-fascist as he was anti-communist, a former Spanish Civil War soldier who was anti-war but pro the Second World War.
This BBC Radio dramatisation - the first in a series of four plays - explores the disjuncture between the man who was Eric Blair and the writer who was George Orwell, telling the story of Orwell's days as a young Imperial policeman in Burma. Written by Mike Walker. Starring Joseph Millson. Produced by Kate McAll.
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