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102 Boulevard Haussmann

Alan Bennett recounts a bittersweet episode in the life of the writer Marcel Proust. In 1916, while the war rages on the battlefields of France, Proust lives a nocturnal, closeted life in his Paris apartment, obsessively working on his writing. After venturing outside to visit a concert, he becomes fascinated by a string quartet's viola player, who is a wounded serviceman home from the front.

Release date:

1 hour, 14 minutes

Last on

Tue 13 May 2014 21:30


Role Contributor
Marcel ProustAlan Bates
Amable MassisPaul Rhys
CelesteJanet McTeer
Mme MassisCelia Imrie
Paul MorandMichael Grandage
DirectorUdayan Prasad
ProducerInnes Lloyd

Alan Bennett at 80: Bennett Meets Hytner

Alan Bennett at 80: Bennett Meets Hytner

Sir Nicholas Hytner interviews playwright Alan Bennett on the eve of his 80th birthday.