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.