A monologue by Alan Bennett. A widow starts to take control of her own life - only to discover that all her assets have been stripped away. Show more
Alan Bennett-penned monologue in which Maggie Smith plays the vicar's wife who finds a vision of God at the local off-licence.
A monologue by Alan Bennett, starring Thora Hird as an independent old lady who has a fall that decides her future.
Alan Bennett's drama about a woman with learning difficulties, her mother and aunt. They meet two art students in a cemetery, one of whom takes their photograph. Show more
In the setting of the Crown Hotel in Harrogate, with its leisure breaks and conference facilities, Alan Bennett reflects on the subject of class.
Actor Lesley prides herself on her professionalism, even if it’s for a walk-on role. She is thrilled to land the role of Travis, who spends the film bikini-clad on a yacht.
Documentary inspired by Alan Bennett's acerbic and often hilarious diaries and filmed over a year in the writer's life. Show more
4 Extra Debut. Idiosyncratic take on Hamlet seen largely through the eyes of a 15-year old-girl. Narrated by Alan Bennett with Bryony Hannah. Show more
Second series of monologues written by Alan Bennett. Rosemary takes over the care of a neighbour's garden after they have a brush with the law.
Sir Nicholas Hytner interviews playwright Alan Bennett, ranging across 40 years of his work for stage, television and cinema, on the eve of his 80th birthday. Show more
Alan Bennett's award-winning one-woman drama starring Patricia Routledge. What do Miss Schofield and the gang find to talk about at their canteen table? Show more
Andrew's guests include prime minister Theresa May, mayor of London Sadiq Khan and writer Alan Bennett. Ayesha Hazarika, Amanda Platell and Jon Sopel review the newspapers. Show more
Lorna visits the spot where Clifford’s motorbike crashed, hoping for some closure. But one day she finds someone else has left some flowers on the shrine.
Graham is his mam’s number one. But when they bump into semi-retired Mr Turnbull, Graham discovers she had a life pre-Dad and fully intends to have another. (Set in the 1980s).
Muriel’s son Giles appears with papers for her to sign. It turns out she is quite a rich widow. But soon there’s a liquidity problem, and Giles could be to blame.
Miss Fozzard has a new chiropodist, Mr. Dunderdale, though technically he’s retired. Their weekly appointments soon raise the tricky question of who is treating whom.
Marjory hates husband Stuart’s dog, Tina. He takes her out late, comes in at midnight, clothes in the wash, naked to bed and then starts carrying on. Then the police arrive. (Set in the 1990s).
Celia runs an antiques shop. But after she buys a lovely old frame containing the smudgy drawing of a finger, she discovers she’s less of an expert than she thought.
Wilfred is a parks attendant. After he befriends a young girl, it becomes clear why nobody can trace his records. (Set in the 1990s).
Rosemary recalls the morning she was accosted by Mrs McCorquodale, who had shot her husband. A friendship began, until Rosemary had to look again at her own marriage. (Set in the 1990s).