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Spider’s Web; Wolves of Willoughby Chase


Master 7", Wolves of Willoughby Chase 1

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Spider’s Web
Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Series Description

Radio series. Series release date: 1970

Program Description

Series description: William Cavness reads works of literature on-air. According to Cavness' oral history of the beginnings of Reading Aloud, the series came about, in part, due to the Soviet ban of the work Dr. Zhivago in the Fall of 1958, and the books fourth edition falling out of print in the United States. As such Dr. Zhivago became the first work Cavness read, and the resulting success, directly lead to the creation of the series which ran until Cavness' retirement from WGBH in 1991.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Performance in a Studio
Chicago: “Spider’s Web; Wolves of Willoughby Chase,” 11/01/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 26, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_1AE0C3C7799A44CB90A88C60B666988F.
MLA: “Spider’s Web; Wolves of Willoughby Chase.” 11/01/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 26, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_1AE0C3C7799A44CB90A88C60B666988F>.
APA: Spider’s Web; Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_1AE0C3C7799A44CB90A88C60B666988F
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