In Non-print Media

(BBC) Radio Appearances

(recordings accessible at The Sound & Moving Image Archive, British Library, London [shelfmark and duration])

To Talk of Many Things (Empire Service: 1940)
H. E. Bates relates a morning walk in The English Countryside.

Books and Authors (22 November 1947: 14.00)
H. E. Bates discusses his new novel' The Purple Plain' with Arthur Calder-Marshall

Woman's Hour - Guest of the Week (13 March 1957: 14.00)

The World of Books (14 November 1959: 16.10)
For Jonathan Cape on his 80th birthday: A view of his achievement from H.E. Bates (along with other authors of the day)

Desert Island Discs (26 February 1962: 13.10)
Favourite track: Tupu Te Ruki by Eddie Lund and his Tahitians; Book: English lyrics; Luxury: Banjo

The World of Books (28 March 1964: 22.10 [O39W C1 07m:20s])
H. E. Bates talks to Philip Holland about The Fabulous Mrs. V

H.E. Bates (21 April 1965: 21.30 [works-file])
H. E. Bates discusses his career with Barry Campbell

Home This Afternoon (Radio 4, 14 March 1968: 16.45 [works-file possibly M1208R TR 2])
H. E. Bates talks to John Ellison about the turning points in his life

Today - Guest (1960-05 [C1398/0152 C3 00m:53s])

Other Radio

Book Talk (BBC Home Service, 18 July 1947: 18.45-19.00)
Clifford Dyment discusses the short stories of H.E. Bates

Kaleidoscope Feature (Radio 4, 17 February 1996: 19.20 [H6509/1 30m:29s])
"H.E." A personal and literary profile of the author H.E Bates, presented by his son Richard Bates, with memories from H.E.'s wife Madge and with contributions from A.S. Byatt, Richard Pinner, John Rowe, David Neal and H.E.'s granddaughter, Victoria Wicks

TV / Video

'This is Your Life' (BBC TV, 9 February, 1959).
H.E. Bates is one of the surprise guests celebrating the life of pianist Harriet Cohen

'Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine' (BBC TV, 2 September 1959: 14.45)
H. E. Bates talks to Duff Newton

'For Art's Sake' (Southern TV, 22 April 1964: 23.10)

'Living Writers' (Thames TV and HTV, 19 January, 1971: 23.30)
H. E. Bates in conversation with Godfrey Winn. Available to view at BFI Southbank (528909)

'Relationships in Fiction' (London Weekend Television, 15 September, 1973)
A discussion on relationships in novels with authors Elizabeth Jane Howard and H.E. Bates. Presented by Annabel Leventon. Available to view at BFI Southbank (N-3673200)

H.E. Bates and his wife in the garden

Wogan (BBC1, 10 May 1991)

H.E.’s wife, Madge and son, Richard discuss the launch of The Darling Buds of May TV series with Terry Wogan

The Granary Garden

Home movie footage of H.E. and his family in his garden in Kent in the early 1960s.