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Will Self, RD Laing, Mandy

Will Self talks to Matthew Sweet about his new novel, treating subjects such as the mind, consciousness, ADHD, Alzheimer's and PTSD. Plus director Robert Mullan and the film Mandy.

Will Self joins Matthew Sweet to discuss the mind, consciousness, ADHD, alzheimer's and PTSD - all woven together in his new novel Phone. Mad to be Normal director, Robert Mullan, talks about the man at the centre of his film, controversial psychiatrist RD Laing. Critic Melanie Williams considers Mandy, Alexander Mackendrick's 1952 film about a deaf child learning to find her way in post-war Britain. Mandy was played by the child actress Mandy Miller who recalls her starring role from sixty five years ago.

Will Self's new novel, Phone is out now.

Mad to be Normal is in selected cinemas, certificate 15.

A new restoration of Mandy is out now on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Producer: Craig Templeton Smith.

Available now

45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Will Self
Interviewed Guest Robert Mullan
Interviewed Guest Melanie Williams
Interviewed Guest Mandy Miller
Producer Craig Templeton Smith

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