Alan Bennett: the full Mark Lawson interview

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Alan Bennett, in conversation with Mark Lawson for Front Row, reflects on his recent work for the National Theatre, the inspiration of his parents, and why his writing has become increasingly autobiographical. A new production of Untold Stories, an adaptation of his 2005 memoir, is transferring to the Duchess Theatre in London's West End - where this Front Row interview was recorded.

Interview highlights:

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Alan Bennett on class

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Bennett on a new drama for BBC Radio. Denmark Hill is an adaptation of an older work - "Hamlet without the twiddly bits"

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Alan Bennett on his risqué book of short stories, Smut

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Alan Bennett on his feelings for his parents while at Oxford. He also paints a vivid picture of fellow undergraduate Russell Harty's parents.

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Bennett on the British honours system

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Alan Bennett reflects on mortality

Radio 4 - Front Row

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