By Kenneth Tynan, selected by Dominic Shellard.
Michael Sheen and David Horovitch read from a new selection of articles (written between 1944 and 1962) by one of the 20th Century's most influential theatre critics.
Abridged by Doreen Estall.
|01||Apathy||20070226||Kenneth Tynan is barely 20 when he writes his first audacious reviews, raging against the insular plays he feels are suffocating British theatre.|
|02||The Voice Of The Young||20070227||In May 1956, Kenneth Tynan writes an ecstatic review of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, and the play changes the face of British theatre.|
|03||Dodging The Ban||20070228||Kenneth Tynan's passionate campaign against theatre censorship is a high-definition performance - fearless and funny.|
|04||A Verbal Wizard||20070301||Tynan makes astonishingly accurate assessments of the first ever performances of The Entertainer (1957) and A Taste of Honey (1958), and heralds the work of Harold Pinter|
|05 LAST||An Open Letter||20070302||In July 1962, just before leaving The Observer to join Laurence Olivier's New National Theatre, Kenneth Tynan writes a surprisingly negative review about his idol.|