Alan Bennett Untold Stories: Part 2: The Diaries
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Date: October 2005
Duration: 2 hours 34 minutes
‘Untold Stories’, Alan Bennett’s first major collection of prose since his bestselling ‘Writing Home’, brings together the finest and funniest of his writing over the last ten years. Following on from ‘Untold Stories: Part 1: Stories’ (also available from BBC Audio), ‘Part 2: The Diaries’ covers Alan Bennett’s much-celebrated diaries for 1997–2004: an erudite collection of witty yet poignant recollections told in his own unique voice. Whether appreciating the simple pleasures of nature, or commenting on religion, politics or the arts, his observations are incisive, funny, and yet always meaningful.