Meera Syal

Chooses To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Actress, Author and Comedian
Rose to prominence as one of the stars and creators of BBC's Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No. 42. Author of Anita and Me.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Meera Syal talks to Mark Lawson about her love for To Kill a Mockingbird, the 1960 novel written by the American author Harper Lee, who has shunned publicity since the book's enormous success.

From the Archive

A Portrait of Monroeville, Alabama

Harper Lee's best friend, the Reverend Thomas Lane Butts talks to Matt Frei about the impact the novel had on Monroeville, Alabama and what Harper Lee is like now.

Originally broadcast on Americana, 11 July 2010 on BBC Radio 4

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck in 1989 on playing Atticus Finch in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.  Presented by Dougray Scott and featuring James King, Robert Duvall, Diane Roberts and Dermot O'Leary.

Originally broadcast on Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird, 12 July 2010, on BBC Radio 2

"It's a book that is misremembered"

Author Lee Child on the darker side of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Originally broadcast on Open Book 1 July 2010 on BBC Radio 4

Excerpt from To Kill a Mockingbird

A reading describing the fictional town of Maycomb, setting of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Originally broadcast on Americana 11 July 2010 on BBC Radio 4

Growing up as an Outsider

Meera Syal on growing up in a Midlands mining town and the roots of Goodness Gracious Me.

Originally broadcast on Loose Ends on 24 September 2011 on BBC Radio 4