GEORGE ORWELL: A LIFE IN PICTURES

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Astonishingly, there exist neither audio nor video recordings of George Orwell--despite his having worked for the BBC.  Here that selfsame network fills that void with a collection of entirely invented newsreels and TV interviews with Orwell, linked here, acted with what would seem to be eerie precision.  It not only brilliantly imagines Orwell's speech and manner, but shows how a child of Empire and Eton grew into a committed democratic socialist who slaved alongside Yorkshire coalminers and took a bullet in the throat fighting fascism in Spain.  Not to be missed.