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Alice Walker and The Color Purple
Alice Walker 's powerful novel The Color Purple won her the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and thrust her into the first rank of contemporary American writers.
It's the story of a 'nearly illiterate black womanchild', told movingly in a series of letters to God, and remarkable not least for its direct and honest approach to lesbian sexuality. Director
Steven Spielberg astonished Hollywood when he bought the film rights.
In a rare interview Spielberg talks about the challenge of translating this controversial book into a popular film. And from her retreat in northern California, and her home town in Georgia, the reclusive Alice Walker speaks to Omnibus about her life, her work and the creative tradition which has nurtured a generation of black women writers.
Film cameraman COLIN CASE Film editor RAY HOUGH Director SAMIRA OSMAN


Unknown: Alice Walker
Unknown: Alice Walker
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Alice Walker
Editor: Ray Hough
Director: Samira Osman

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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