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Edna O’Brien - Episode One

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Imagine... profiles the Irish author Edna O'Brien, one of the greatest literary talents and rule breakers of her generation, in this honest and engaging documentary. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Producer:
Katy Homan
Director:
Katy Homan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Duration: 1 hour

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

Anjelica Huston tells the story of the life and work of Irish writer James Joyce - from his impoverished childhood to literary fame and his flight from the Nazis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anjelica Huston
Production Company:
Blueprint Pictures Limited
Director of photography:
Joe Edwards
Participant:
Frank McGuinness
Participant:
John Banville
Participant:
Colm Toibin
Participant:
Anne Enright
Participant:
Dominic West
Participant:
Edna O'Brien
Participant:
Ruth Gilligan
Participant:
David Simon
Participant:
Jeffrey Eugenides
Participant:
Fintan O'Toole
Participant:
Eimear McBride

imagine...

Edna O'Brien - Episode Two

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Imagine... profiles the Irish author Edna O'Brien, one of the greatest literary talents and rule breakers of her generation, in the second part of this engaging documentary. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Producer:
Katy Homan
Director:
Katy Homan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

imagine...

2019

Edna O'Brien: Fearful... and Fearless

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

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

Alan Yentob meets Irish novelist Edna O’Brien to discuss sex, books and a lifetime of defiance. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Producer:
Katy Homan
Director:
Katy Homan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Woman's Hour

Edna O'Brien; Campus sexual politics; Flat shoes

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Edna O'Brien on her new collection of short stories written over 50 years, plus sexual politics on campus, and flat shoe fashion. Jane Garvey presents the female perspective. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Kelley Temple
Interviewed Guest:
Megan Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Jody Day
Interviewed Guest:
Amber Jane Butchart
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Revel

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Sheila Hancock; Childlessness; Edna O'Brien

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheila Hancock on her role in Barking in Essex; Joan Smith and Simon Cox discuss the press's fascination with Samantha Lewthwaite; the grief of childlessness; Edna O'Brien. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Paula Gwinnett
Interviewed Guest:
Yewande Akinola
Interviewed Guest:
Jody Day
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Claire McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Marry Waterson
Producer:
Louise Corley

Open Book

Edna O'Brien on The Little Red Chairs

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Edna O'Brien talks to Mariella Frostrup about her novel The Little Red Chairs, and New York novelists talk about the appeal to writers of the city's recent past. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Barrett
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Interviewed Guest:
Garth Risk Hallberg

Duration: 1 hour

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

A downtrodden housewife wreaks revenge on her husband. Ruth discovers her husband has fallen in love with another woman and in her fury discovers that she has extraordinary powers. Show more

Free Thinking

Edna O'Brien

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is in conversation with Irish novelist Edna O'Brien. She looks back at her literary career which has encompassed short stories, a memoir, plays and poems. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Producer:
Harry Parker