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According to Beryl

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dame Beryl Bainbridge takes an idiosyncratic tour of the last twenty years of writer and poet Samuel Johnson's turbulent life, focusing on his relationship with Hester Thrale. Show more

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Director:
Udayan Prasad
Executive Producer:
Anthony Wall
Participant:
Susannah Harker
Participant:
Beth Goddard
Participant:
Jim Carter

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Arena

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Novelist Beryl Bainbridge, helped by her grandson Charlie, makes a record of her life, convinced she's going to die at the age of 71 like many of her family before her. Show more