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A radio adaptation of Alan Bennett's short autobiographical play, originally directed by Nicholas Hytner for the National Theatre.

Alan looks back on his early life with affection and sadness, revisiting some of the themes and conversations of his memoir 'A Life Like other People's'. Both he and his mother are seduced by the idea that other people's lives are much richer and fulfilling than their own. But when they do, finally, have cocktail parties, they are not at all what his mother would have envisaged....

Alan is played by Alex Jennings and Alan Bennett, supported by the original National theatre cast of Gabrielle Lloyd, Jeff Rawle, Sue Wallace and Derek Hutchinson.

©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide

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  • 09-10-18

A SELF OBSESSED BANAL & DEPRESSING

Yet more self absorbed self obsessed ramblings which supposedly describes Bennetts existence and all he knew who lead dull depressing lives. I wish he would stop moaning and write something different just for a change and show what he is truly capable of with his Oxford education (what a waste). Bennetts says; “At the age of eight I new that books are a con” and Mr Bennet this is “exactly what I think of your books, a con”. After trying out 4 of his plays, I will not be purchasing anymore.

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  • 07-01-17

required reading

Alan Bennett can do no wrong..He catches the souls
of the people he writes about.

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