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Barbara Windsor, Cillian Murphy and Enda Walsh

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 20 April 2012

With Mark Lawson.

Barbara Windsor reflects on her career, as she receives a lifetime achievement award at the Bradford International Film Festival. Long before her best-known roles in the Carry On films and as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, she worked with Joan Littlewood at Theatre Royal, Stratford East and was nominated for awards for her performances in Sparrers Can't Sing and Oh, What A Lovely War!

Playwright Enda Walsh and actor Cillian Murphy first collaborated on the acclaimed play Disco Pigs in 1996. Both have gone on to forge successful careers in theatre and film, and have re-united for Misterman, a one-man play at the National Theatre. They reflect on how they've both changed over time, and why it is impossible to be a celebrity in Ireland.

Timothy Mo's new novel is called Pure - which is also the title of Andrew Miller's recent prize-winning novel . And the new biography of Simon Cowell is called Sweet Revenge, a title found on a number of romantic novels. Professor John Sutherland reflects on some of the most frequently used titles in literary history.

Producer Erin Riley.

Chapters

3 items
  • Barbara Windsor

    Barbara Windsor reflects on her career.

  • Frequently used titles.

    Professor John Sutherland reflects on some frequently used titles in literary history.

  • Misterman

    Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy on Misterman, a one-man play at the National Theatre.

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