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Alasdair Gray at Eighty

Portrait of writer, artist, irascible interviewee and controversial essayist Alasdair Gray. The film shows him creating work that has become part of Scotland's living heritage.

Alasdair Gray is a giant of Scottish arts. He's a great writer, artist, irascible interviewee and controversial essayist. In this intimate portrait, filmed over 15 years, we see him creating work that has become part of the living heritage of Scotland. His novel Lanark is the finest work of Scottish 20th-century literature, and his painting of the Oran Mor Arts Centre is Scotland's 21st-century Sistine Chapel. This documentary reveals a character who is by turns incisive, chaotic and laugh-out-loud funny.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 4 Jan 2020 22:00

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Role Contributor
Producer John Archer
Director Kevin Cameron

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Going Gray: Celebrating Scotland's arts giant

Going Gray: Celebrating Scotland's arts giant

BBC Arts take a trip into the archive of Alasdair Gray at the BBC.