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Peter Bowles on George Devine

Episode 6 of 9

Peter Bowles selects George Devine, the Royal Court Theatre’s groundbreaking artistic director. With Matthew Parris. From 2013.

Matthew Parris is joined by actor Peter Bowles who nominates George Devine, groundbreaking artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre. Devine battled against the theatrical establishment, repressive censorship, helped the careers of actors like Laurence Olivier and Peggy Ashcroft, and by discovering writers like John Osborne and other 'Angry Young Men' - he changed British theatre forever. Helping guide us through the post-war landscape of Devine's life, is Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds.

Produced in Bristol by Melvin Rickarby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2013.

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30 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Sep 2019 00:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest Peter Bowles
Interviewed Guest Philip Roberts
Producer Melvin Rickarby


  • Tue 10 Sep 2013 16:30
  • Fri 13 Sep 2013 23:00
  • Thu 26 Sep 2019 18:30
  • Fri 27 Sep 2019 00:30

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