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Publisher's Summary

Alan Ayckbourn is a multi-award-winning playwright, whose plays have been seen in the West End, on Broadway and worldwide. In this collection we hear—in his own words—about his family and upbringing; on being a writer and director, as well as those who influenced him. He discusses the characters he creates and his time in Scarborough, and also his childhood and his love of theatre. Alan also talks about his relationships—on and off stage—and touches on his personal life. 

The interviews on this collection include: Today, BBC Radio 2 (first broadcast 2nd March 1979); Saturday Review, BBC 2 (first broadcast 4th June 1980); The Levin Interview, BBC 2 (first broadcast 1st July 1984); Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 21st November 1984); The Michael Parkinson Programme, BBC Radio 2 (first broadcast 28th May 1987); Meridian, BBC World Service (first broadcast 5th September 1989); Omnibus, BBC 1 (first broadcast 13th February 1990); Alan Ayckbourn in Conversation, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast May 1991); Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 (first broadcast 24th January 2010); Imagine, BBC 1 (first broadcast 15th November 2011). 

Please note: due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary.

©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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