Actor Kwame Kwei-Armah explores the social, religious and cultural influences behind the great works of writer Tennessee Williams (1911-83), forging direct links between his Clarksdale, Mississippi, upbringing and surroundings, and situations and characters in many of his acclaimed dramas such as The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) and Orpheus Descending (1957). Contributors include Clarksdale residents, US musician
Charlie Musselwhite and actors, including Brenda Blethyn , who has starred in The Glass Menagerie. Producer Carmel Lonergan
3/6. Series revisiting rock and pop interviews from the BBC archive.
Marc Riley continues with a 5 November 1977 segment from the Radio 1 show Rock On. Three months before hitting big with their chart debut Denis (Denee), Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein talk to John Tobler about the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at Donna Summer's summer-of-77 smash I Feel Love.
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