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5 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 25 November 2010

Pat Kane revisits interviews he conducted with leading cultural figures in the 1990s including JK Galbriath, Doris Lessing, Mort Sahl, Gore Vidal, George Steiner and JG Ballard.


7 items
  • JK Galbraith

    Pat Kane interviews the late world economist, friend and adviser to JFK and author of The Affluent Society and The Culture of Contentment.

  • Doris Lessing

    Pat Kane enjoys an encounter with the novelist, feminist and winner of the 2007 Novel Prize for Literature.

  • JG Ballard

    Pat Kane interviews the pioneering author of Crash, The Atrocity Exhibition, The Drowned World, Empire of the Sun and The Kindness of Women.

  • James MacMillan

    Pat Kane meets the leading Scottish composer, best known for The Confession of Isobel Gowdie.

  • George Steiner

    Pat Kane revels in an encounter with the brilliant and varied mind of the esteemed literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist and linguistic polymath.

  • Gore Vidal

    Pat Kane in conversation with the American historical novelist and chronicler of the empire’s decline in titles such as Messiah, Lincoln, Empire and The Golden Age.

  • Mort Sahl

    Pat Kane chats to the American stand-up, Kennedy speech writer and later Kennedy conspiracy theorist and a direct contemporary of Lenny Bruce.


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