While in London, England, Studs Terkel interviews George Curry, a newspaper vendor with a storefront in a hotel. The two discussed Curry’s hometown of Dundee, Scotland and its politics, in addition to London’s current political atmosphere. They also talk about Curry’s political leanings; he is a socialist, and he criticizes England’s immigration policies. Curry comments on his interest in the arts and speaks on stereotypes surrounding the working class. The interview is interrupted intermittently by customers buying their morning paper.
Interviewing Richard Hoggart : Studs in England.
Interviewing a London cab driver and Karel Reisz while Studs was in England. Recorded in the cab and in Karel Reisz's London home.
Studs interviews patrons in a the pub of the Falcon Hotel, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence, while in Stratford-upon-Avon (Midlands) in England. A variety of questions were asked about favorite memories, jobs, and daily life.
Studs discusses books with Sir Allen Lane and labor with his driver, Clifford Bosley, while Studs was visiting the UK in 1962. The main topic of conversation with Sir Allen Lane is the history of paperback books in both the UK and the US. Lane, along with his brothers Richard and John Lane, founded Penguin Books in 1935. This made both fiction and nonfiction literature widely available to the general public. Literacy amongst the masses is discussed, as is censorship. Studs' interview with Clifford Bosley begins at 32:33.
Studs discusses labor with Sir Allen Lane's driver, Clifford Bosley, while Studs was visiting the UK in 1962. Studs and Bosley discusses life in Wales for coal mining families. Topics include literacy, camaraderie, singing, health concerns, and culture amongst colliers and their families.
Interviewing with the very "Upper U" girl at the establishment (Part 1) while Studs was in England.
While in England, Terkel attended a Rugby match in Wales. While at the match, he interviewed four people: two welshman, a Cockney, and housewife. One of the people he interviewed is named David Thompson.
Jonathan Miller reminisces about his childhood in Regent Park, London and offers his opinion on philosophy and the changing English class structure with the loss of the Indian empire. His remake of "Alice in Wonderland" for BBC 1 is reviewed and he states he is most interested in the human imagination.
Michael Frayn reads from his book "At Bay in Gear Street" and how he approaches writing. Oliver Howes, a livery driver, talks about music, his middle class background, and his work;part 1.
Interviewing with a cockney carpenter (until 12:14), and Clancy Sigal while Studs was in England.
Oliver Howes discusses his thoughts on racism in England, his daily life, and what he wants out of life. Audio is distorted from 15:39 to 35:42; part 2.
An interview with teacher and lecturer, Juliet Mitchell, who is a Marxist. She shares her support for the women's movement and talks about issues that affect women especially gender inequality. Juliet also refers to some comparisons between British and American women's movement.