An archive of material which belonged to TV producer Hugh Burnett about the famous series of Face to Face interviews which he created and produced in the early 1960s is to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs Sale on 12 November in London.
Face to Face ran on BBC2 between 1959 and 1962. The interviewer was the journalist John Freeman and his guests included many leading figures of the day. Freeman’s quiet, polite style belied a forensic, penetrating technique which persuaded interviewees to reveal more about themselves than they had perhaps intended. The television personality Gilbert Harding, for example, broke down in tears when recalling his relationship with his mother.