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Lynn Barber's Celebrity Masterclass

Lynn Barber talks to Alan Yentob about her job interviewing and writing about celebrities. She recounts her combustible clashes with Rafa Nadal and Marianne Faithful.

Lynn Barber has been interviewing famous people for more than three decades. Renowned for her audacious, brilliantly honest and often caustic profiles, Barber asks the questions no one else dares ask. The 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street' they call her.

In this irreverent half-hour programme, Lynn Barber talks to Alan Yentob about her job interviewing and writing about celebrities. She recounts her combustible clashes with Rafa Nadal and Marianne Faithful, she explains why actors are so difficult to interview and why she relishes shouty men. 'I'm embarrassment proof,' she says, 'if somebody loses their temper and starts shouting at me I feel quite cosy with that'.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 19 May 2014 23:55

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Meat Loaf

    Bat Out Of Hell

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest Lynn Barber
Director Clare Beavan
Series Editor Janet Lee

Broadcasts

  • Mon 19 May 2014 22:00
  • Mon 19 May 2014 23:55

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