Humphrey Carpenter (1946–2005) was a prolific biographer and a highly entertaining broadcaster for BBC Radio. He authored many notable biographies, including The Brideshead Generation and J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography.
Famous fans choose their favourite writers for BBC Radio 4's Great Lives
For 20 years, Great Lives has been a cornerstone of the Radio 4 schedules, presented by Joan Bakewell, Humphrey Carpenter, Francine Stock and Matthew Parris. Each week, a well-kno... SEE MORE