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Talking Heads : No.1 by Alan Bennett

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The 40 Best Audio books comment: It is hard to believe that Alan Bennett's award-winning monologues were first broadcast twenty years ago. They have lost none of their impact today and familiar stories continue to surprise and delight us despite repeated listening.

Read by: Alan Bennett and Full Cast
Audio Length: 3 hours and 15 min.

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Talking Heads : No.1 by Alan Bennett

Written with the author's insight into human nature, this title features: A Chip in the Sugar with Alan Bennett, A Lady of Letters with Patricia Routledge, Bed Among the Lentils with Anna Massey, Soldiering On with Stephanie Cole, Her Big Chance with Julie Walters, and A Cream Cracker Under the Settee with Thora Hird. Alan Bennett' six monologues are poignant, funny and written with the author's powerful insight into human nature. As a TV series, a book, a stage play and an audio, Talking Heads has become a phenomenon.

About the Author

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage, including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George) and an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. His most recent play, The History Boys, won Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards for Best Play, The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the South Bank Award.

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Publication date

3rd October 2005


Alan Bennett

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BBC Consumer Publishing


Running Time: 195 minutes


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