A darkly comic two-part musical drama about the tribulations of playwright Hamish Partt, who struggles to find the meaning of human life by pursuing perfection in his work. As he persists in revising his scripts, Hamish's life becomes increasingly chaotic, until he is driven to face a series of unwelcome realities. Starring Alan Bates.
Part of Simon Gray Night.
Concludes at 11pm
Alan Yentob profiles leading British playwright Simon Gray. Author of many West End hits, but best known for his collaborations with Harold Pinter and the notorious play Cell Mates, Gray gives a darkly entertaining account of his childhood experiences and his idiosyncratic views on smoking, alcohol and the traumas of a writer's life.
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