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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alan Bennett
Interviewer:
Nicholas Hytner
Producer:
Basil Comely
Director:
Basil Comely
Production Manager:
Nicholas Franklin
Production Coordinator:
Grace Brassington

Front Row

Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner, Diversity in children's fiction, Yves Klein at Blenheim Place

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Alan Bennett and director Nicholas Hytner discuss new play Allelujah!, set in a geriatric ward of a Yorkshire hospital. Plus an exhibition of Yves Klein at Bleinheim Palace. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Bennett
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Hytner
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Buck
Interviewed Guest:
Farrah Serroukh
Interviewed Guest:
Patrice Lawrence
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Screen One

Series 3

Episode 7: A Question of Attribution

Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Alan Bennett's drama about the double life led by Sir Anthony Blunt, Soviet agent and Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures. Show more

Contributors

Sir Anthony Blunt:
James Fox
HM the Queen:
Prunella Scales
Restorer:
John Carter
Phillips:
Mark Payton
Blunt's Secretary:
Anne Jameson
Producer:
Innes Lloyd

Saturday Drama

Alan Bennett - Denmark Hill

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

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

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Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 2 months

Alan Bennett reflects on his dramatic experiences with pigs, boa constrictors and steaming – or not so steaming – manure. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alan Bennett's drama based on a meeting between actress Coral Browne and spy Guy Burgess. A mystery man appears in Coral's dressing room. What does he want with her face powder? Show more

Contributors

Guy Burgess:
Alan Bates
Herself:
Coral Browne
Claudius:
Charles Gray
Rosencrantz:
Harold Innocent
Guildenstern:
Vernon Dobtcheff
Hotel Receptionist:
Faina Zinova
Scarf Man:
Bibs Ekkel
Mrs Burgess:
Molly Veness
Shoe Shop Assistant:
Roger Hammond
Pyjama Shop Manager:
Trevor Baxter
Producer:
Innes Lloyd

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

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

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Sadiq Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Bennett
Participant:
Ayesha Hazarika
Participant:
Amanda Platell
Participant:
Jon Sopel
Editor:
John Neal

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 2 months

Reading from his diaries, Alan breaks into a medieval Abbey and acts on stage for the first time in 20 years. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 2 months

Alan reflects on the “back place” in writers’ lives, and talks about hiding – or not hiding – under Dudley Moore’s bed. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 2 months

Reading from his diaries, Alan Bennett has ice cream poured down the back of his raincoat – and is robbed of £1500. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film adaptation of Alan Bennett's acclaimed stage play, starring Richard Griffiths. Eight history pupils apply to Oxbridge, but they are caught in a clash of education styles. Show more