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Mark Ravenhill

Chooses the tv series Casanova by Dennis Potter

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Royal Shakespeare Company Writer in Residence 2012. Creator of ITV sitcom Vicious. Plays include Mother Clap's Molly House and Ten Plagues.

Casanova by Dennis Potter

The writer Mark Ravenhill chooses Casanova, Dennis Potter's first tv serial. Broadcast on the BBC in 1971, Casanova starred Frank Finlay as the 18th century libertine.

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Dennis Potter

Dennis Potter on Casanova, and the difference between writing for films and tv.

From Scan 25 Nov 1971 - BBC Radio 4

 The Singing Detective

Dennis Potter's 1986 tv serial The Singing Detective is discussed by playwright Nick Dear, Potter’s biographer Humphrey Carpenter and historian Kate Dunn.

From Night Waves 2 Dec 2004 - BBC Radio 3

Potter's Politics

Dennis Potter on his early political ambitions and how he came to write for television.

From Desert Island Discs 21 Feb 1988 - BBC Radio 4

Mark Ravenhill on the run

As the playwright exercised for the 2013 London Marathon, Mark Lawson joins him to discuss his translation of Bertolt Brecht's A Life of Galileo.

From Front Row 13 Feb 2013 - BBC Radio 4