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Episode 4

Book of the Week, Olivier Episode 4 of 5

As the National Theatre celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, a new biography based on previously unseen letters and diaries tells the story of Laurence Olivier as he developed his craft, focusing on his career path from early school days through rep theatre to Hollywood, before returning to triumph in his greatest role ever, as the first director of the National Theatre.

Episode 4:
Olivier and Ralph Richardson revitalize The Old Vic Theatre Company in war-torn London but, when he departs to tour Australia, he receives a nasty shock from the Theatre's Board.

Reader: Toby Jones

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Nov 2013 00:30


Role Contributor
ReaderToby Jones
ProducerClive Brill
AuthorPhilip Ziegler

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