Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Alan Bennett at 80
Starting on Saturday night, BBC4 will be hosting a season dedicated to Alan Bennett to celebrate the great man's 80th on the 9th May this year (Friday).
The season of programmes will commence at 9pm Saturday with Alan Bennett at 80: Bennett Meets Hynter, an interview between him and the NT director Nicholas Hynter followed immediately by two plays from his Talking Heads series, A Chip in the Sugar and Bed Among the Lentils.
On Sunday Bennett's brilliant play about the chance meeting between actress Coral Browne and the notorious spy Guy Burgess An Englishman Abroad, also at 9pm and a showing of his documentary Dinner at Noon at 10:30.
The season resumes on Tuesday evening with another Talking Heads play, Lady of Letters at 9pm and then at 9:30pm 102 Boulevard Haussman, his acclaimed play about Proust.