Based On A True Story

Peter Curran reflects on the fictional portrayal of real events. He discusses Howard Brenton's play Never So Good, which portrays the experiences of Harold Macmillan, with Brenton himself, Jeremy Irons, who played Macmillan, and Lord Alexander Stockton, Macmillan's grandson.

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The first production of Howard Brenton's play Never So Good brought to life on stage the experiences of Harold Macmillan. In this programme, which reflects on real life events set against their fictional portrayal, Peter Curran discusses the production with Brenton, Jeremy Irons, who played Macmillan, and Lord Alexander Stockton, the grandson of Macmillan and his close companion in later life.

Producer Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Peter Curran discusses Howard Brenton's play Never So Good.

The first production of Howard Brenton's play Never So Good brought to life on stage the experiences of Harold Macmillan. In this programme, which reflects on real life events set against their fictional portrayal, Peter Curran discusses the production with Brenton, Jeremy Irons, who played Macmillan, and Lord Alexander Stockton, the grandson of Macmillan and his close companion in later life.

Producer Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Peter Curran discusses Howard Brenton's play Never So Good.

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The first production of Howard Brenton's play Never So Good brought to life on stage the experiences of Harold Macmillan. In this programme, which reflects on real life events set against their fictional portrayal, Peter Curran discusses the production with Brenton, Jeremy Irons, who played Macmillan, and Lord Alexander Stockton, the grandson of Macmillan and his close companion in later life.

Producer Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

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Peter Curran reflects on the fictional portrayal of real events.

The first production of Howard Brenton's play Never So Good brought to life on stage the experiences of Harold Macmillan. In this programme, which reflects on real life events set against their fictional portrayal, Peter Curran discusses the production with Brenton, Jeremy Irons, who played Macmillan, and Lord Alexander Stockton, the grandson of Macmillan and his close companion in later life.

Producer Kevin Dawson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

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Delphine de Vigan's psychological thriller about an obsessive female friendship.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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Delphine de Vigan's thriller about an obsessive friendship. L moves into Delphine's flat.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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Delphine de Vigan's thriller about an obsessive friendship. Delphine has a breakthrough.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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Delphine de Vigan's thriller about an obsessive friendship. Delphine's secret is exposed.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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Delphine de Vigan's thriller about an obsessive friendship. L's game plan is revealed.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

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Delphine de Vigan's psychological thriller about an obsessive female friendship.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Claudine Toutoungi's adaptation of Delphine de Vigan's psychological thriller about an obsessive female friendship. Delphine is suffering from crippling writer's block when she meets L.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins.

Delphine's writer's block is a result of the double-edged response to her last book. As her crisis progresses, Delphine encounters the enigmatic L at a party. L is intimately familiar with Delphine's work; an admirer who quickly insinuates herself into Delphine's life. Delphine realises that L's insistent desire to get her working again may not be as benevolent as it appears.

De Vigan has made her name writing "autobiographical fiction". She questions the place of the writer in our society of imitation and fake news. In this novel she blurs memoir and fiction to the extent that at every turn the audience is made to question where truth ends and fantasy begins.

The idea threading through the plot and feeding the final revelations is who has the power - or the right - to tell someone else's story.

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Delphine de Vigan's thriller about an obsessive friendship. L moves into Delphine's flat.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Claudine Toutoungi's adaptation of Delphine de Vigan's psychological thriller about an obsessive female friendship. Delphine's writer's block has progressed to a point where she is unable to write a single word. L offers to to move in and help Delphine put her life back in order.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins.

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