Talking Heads

  • by Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by Alan Bennett, Full Cast
  • 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

This is the first collection of six individual portraits from the master of the monologue. Performed by the author and five of Britain's leading actresses, Alan Bennett's tales are full of quirky, insightful detail that bring the characters vividly to life. From Julie Walters' portrayal of an actress seeking fame to Anna Massey's alcoholic vicar's wife, these individuals are linked by their self-delusion, desperation, and vulnerability. In these compelling pieces, Bennett displays the wry observation, knowing irony, and tender understatement that have ensured his rightful place at the forefront of contemporary writing. This collection includes A Chip in the Sugar with Alan Bennett; 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.

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Outstanding monologues

This was my first introduction to Alan Bennett and now I can't believe I didn?t listen to his stuff sooner.

He has an incredible way of story telling that's both familiar and easily accessible, not normally something I would say about long monologues.

The narrators really are top notch, Julie Walters is superb.
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- Alistair

Brilliant Bennett

A joy to read, a joy to listen too and joy to be part of. Alan Bennett will have you amazed that he has been able to put so many of the obivous everyday obersvations we have all made into this little gems. If this is your first taste of Bennett you will find yourself only wanting more. For those of us who have savoured his work for years it is more to enjoy.
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- Laura

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-02-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited