Front Row | 25/12/2009
Based on The History Boys by Alan Bennett
In a special edition of Front Row with Mark Lawson, Alan Bennett reflects on his long career as a television playwright and explains why his series of monologues, Talking Heads, turned out to be so controversial. He also discusses his relationship with his father and the ethics of autobiographical writing.Tweet
Start the Week | Nicholas Hytner
Hytner made his name and fortune in the 1990s with the musical Miss Saigon. Further successes came with theatre and film productions of The Madness of King George and The History Boys, and the sell-out One Man, Two Guvnors. During the year of the pandemic Hytner has sought to keep the theatre afloat with performances of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads.
Private Passions | Alan Bennett
Michael Berkeley's guest this week is Alan Bennett. Music choices include Ella Fitzgerald singing 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered'. This last song inspired The History Boys when Alan Bennett heard it on Private Passions in 2001.