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Goodison, Nicholas (26 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)
Part 26 (tape 16 side A): Judith Weir’s new opera and Jonathan Miller’s successful Rigoletto. Other ENO productions. NG disapproves of producer’s tyranny. NG names members of the ENO Board - their passionate support. Describes Arnold Goodman’s chairmanship, dominant, an arch fixer, later Chair of Arts Council. His breakfast meetings with NG and AG’s portrait by Graham Sutherland. Harold Wilson’s Cabinet and HW as PM. NG’s running battle with Dennis Healy over tax policy. Further details of Harewood House and GH’s acquisition of contemporary art. NG is not a theatre-goer, he loves chamber and choral music with regular visits to Wigmore Hall. He reads contemporary novels and non-fiction.
Interview with Sir Nicholas Goodison, Chairman of the Stock Exchange (1976–1988) the TSB Group (1989–1995), the Courtauld Institute of Art, (1982–2002), the National Art Collections Fund (1986–2002), and National Life Stories (2003–).