Blowing The Bloody Doors Off

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Hollywood legend and British national treasure Sir Michael Caine, now 85, shares stories from screen and stage alongside some of the lessons and skills that life has taught him.

In episode one he gets some advice from John Wayne and also looks back on his time as an evacuee and later as a soldier on National Service.

Written and read by Michael Caine
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4

Michael Caine reads his memoir of a life in the movies and shares some lessons for actors.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Hollywood legend and British national treasure Sir Michael Caine, now 85, shares stories from screen and stage alongside some of the lessons and skills that life has taught him.

In episode one he gets some advice from John Wayne and also looks back on his time as an evacuee and later as a soldier on National Service.

Written and read by Michael Caine
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4

Michael Caine reads his memoir of a life in the movies and shares some lessons for actors.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

022018122520181226 (R4)

Hollywood legend and British national treasure Sir Michael Caine, now 85, shares some stories along with some of the lessons that life has taught him in his remarkable career.

Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films: from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules.

In episode 2 he recalls how, after years of struggling to get by, his luck began to change.

Written and read by Michael Caine
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4

Michael Caine draws some lessons in life from his time as a struggling actor.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

032018122620181227 (R4)

Hollywood legend and British national treasure Sir Michael Caine, now 85, tells some stories and shares some of the lessons that life has taught him in his remarkable career.

Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films, including some all-time favourites, from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules.

In episode 3, he examines how even disasters on set can offer an opportunity to learn. He also recalls being sacked by Joan Littlewood.

Written and read by Michael Caine
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4

Michael Caine recalls how persistence and determination can lead to success.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

042018122720181228 (R4)

Hollywood legend and British national treasure Sir Michael Caine, now 85, shares some of the lessons that life has taught him in his remarkable career.

One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films, including some all-time favourites, from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules.

In episode 4, Michael Caine recalls his first publicity tour in America and also summarises some of the skills an actor needs to achieve enduring success.

Written and read by Michael Caine
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

With the release of Alfie in the US, Michael Caine's career moved up a notch.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

052018122820181229 (R4)

Hollywood legend and British national treasure Sir Michael Caine, now 85, shares some of the lessons that life has taught him in his remarkable career.

One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films, including some all-time favourites, from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules.

In episode 5, Michael Caine reflects on how fame can affect the behaviour of those in the limelight. He looks back on some starstruck encounters and ahead to his continuing role as a granddad.

Written and read by Michael Caine
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

Michael Caine concludes his reflections on life as a movie star and how to remain grounded

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres