Writer Michael Bracewell presents an unusual and provocative look at the life and legacy of Oscar Wilde, the controversial Irish-born writer. Michael sets out to rescue him from the dangers of respectability by portraying him as an inspiration to generations of rockers and artists.

Contributors include Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys, playwright Tom Stoppard, actor Stephen Fry, and guest appearances from musicians Terry Hall and Shane MacGowan. (1997)

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Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Bracewell
ParticipantStephen Fry
ParticipantNeil Tennant
ParticipantTom Stoppard
ParticipantTerry Hall
ParticipantShane MacGowan
DirectorHugh Thomson
Series EditorGillian Greenwood

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