Running Time 1hr 15mins
Three classic Alan Bennett adaptations, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
A collection of three BBC Radio dramas from award-winning author Alan Bennett. A Visit from Miss Prothero features Mr Dodsworth, a retiree who has all the time in the world. Then he has a visitor from his old firm ? Miss Prothero, who is eager to tell him all the news… In Say Something Happened, a naive, inexperienced social worker calls on an elderly couple ? but does she need more help than they do? And in Two in Torquay, a middle-aged man and a middle-aged woman engage in polite conversation in a hotel on the Cornish Riviera. But neither is quite who they appear to be. Who is deceiving whom? Amusing, ironic and affectionate, these three adaptations feature Hugh Lloyd, Patricia Routledge, Judi Dench, Thora Hird, Brian Wilde, Imelda Staunton and Alan Bennett himself.
Alan Bennett is one of Britain’s best-loved and most highly acclaimed writers. He has written widely for radio, television and theatre. His latest play, The History Boys, won several awards, including Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It also won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, following an extremely successful transfer to Broadway. In 2006 Bennett was named Author of the Year at the British Book Awards for Untold Stories, his recent collection of memoirs and diaries.