THE CATHOLICISM OF CELLULOID

MELVYN BRAGG

Melvyn Bragg began his broadcasting career at the BBC in 1961. He has written several award-winning novels: The Soldier’s Return, The Maid of Buttermere, Remember Me and most recently Now Is The Time. His non-fiction work includes The Impact of The King James Bible. He has edited and presented The South Bank Show for the last 39 years and chairs In Our Time on BBC Radio 4. Here Bragg, whose mother named him after actor Melvyn Douglass, recalls his Cumbrian youth, when "Hollywood provided a new folklore", as well as his obsession with Snow White and his enduring love of Ingmar Bergman films.