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Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Series 1

Her Big Chance

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

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.

Contributors

Director:
Josie Rourke
Executive Producer:
Kevin Loader
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Hytner
Production Company:
London Theatre Company

Genres

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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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

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: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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.

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Kevin Loader
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Hytner
Production Company:
London Theatre Company

Genres

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Series 1

A Chip in the Sugar

Duration: 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Channel Islands

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).

Contributors

Director:
Jeremy Herrin
Executive Producer:
Kevin Loader
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Hytner
Production Company:
London Theatre Company

Genres

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Series 1

Soldiering On

Duration: 36 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

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.

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Kevin Loader
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Hytner
Production Company:
London Theatre Company

Genres

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Series 1

Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

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.

Contributors

Miss Fozzard:
Maxine Peake
Executive Producer:
Kevin Loader
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Hytner
Production Company:
London Theatre Company

Genres

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Series 1

The Outside Dog

Duration: 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Channel Islands

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).

Contributors

Director:
Nadia Fall
Executive Producer:
Kevin Loader
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Hytner
Production Company:
London Theatre Company

Genres

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Series 1

The Hand of God

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

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.

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Series 1

Playing Sandwiches

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Wilfred is a parks attendant. After he befriends a young girl, it becomes clear why nobody can trace his records. (Set in the 1990s).

Contributors

Director:
Jeremy Herrin
Executive Producer:
Kevin Loader
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Hytner
Production Company:
London Theatre Company

Genres

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads

Series 1

Nights in the Garden of Spain

Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One OxfordshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

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).

Contributors

Rosemary:
Tamsin Greig
Executive Producer:
Kevin Loader
Executive Producer:
Nicholas Hytner
Production Company:
London Theatre Company

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