Main content

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn is one of the country's most celebrated comedy playwrights, his works as thought-provoking as they are funny. Becky Milligan finds out why.

Sir Alan Ayckbourn is about to turn 75 years old and one of his best-known plays is currently running at the National Theatre in London. Known for his acerbic social observation and exploration of human relationships, his works are as thought provoking as they are funny. But who is the man behind them? Notoriously reticent, he often prefers his written words to speak for him. In this edition of Profile, Becky Milligan speaks to Sir Alan's close friends and family to find out what drives him, and why.

Available now

13 minutes

Last on

Sun 6 Apr 2014 17:40

Broadcasts

  • Sat 5 Apr 2014 19:00
  • Sun 6 Apr 2014 17:40

The Best of Profile

The Best of Profile

Find out more about the people making the news headlines

Download this programme

Download this programme

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.

Podcast