Shrewsbury School

Radio 4 profiles Private Eye and its Salopian roots

Monday 10 October 2011

In 1954, a group of 'unusual and talented' boys took on the editorship of the by then boringly staid Shrewsbury School magazine The Salopian. Their names were Richard Ingrams, Willie Rushton, and Paul Foot... For more information please see the copy of a fascinating article that was published in The Salopian in 2005: Private Eye & Beyond.

As Private Eye neared its 50th anniversary, Michael Crick traced its ups and downs, its impact and, far more importantly, its roots in Shrewsbury School in a 30-minute programme broadcast on Radio 4 on 8th October 2011. The programme is available on BBC iPlayer, and the interview with Laurence LeQuesne in our Ancient Library starts after about 6½ minutes: Lord Gnome Aged 49 and Three Quarters.

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