Reviews for Talking Heads, by Alan Bennett

thecrayonmuncher's review
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challenging dark emotional funny informative reflective sad fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters centre-stage? Yes


melissa_jane's review
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I first read Talking Heads as part of A Level English Lit. I still love Alan Bennett, and I still love these monologues. They're clever, and sad, and funny all at once.

lnatal's review
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From BBC radio 4:
Alan Bennett's much-loved collection of monologues, giving us a glimpse in to the lives of six ordinary British people.

1 - Talking about Talking Heads

2 - A Chip in the Sugar read by Alan Bennett
Life for Graham and his elderly mother has settled into a comfortable pattern when a face from the past appears to threaten his peace of mind.

3 - A Lady of Letters read by Patricia Routledge
Irene thinks 'corresponding' is every citizen's right in a free society, but she gets her first taste of real freedom in the most unlikely place.

4 - Bed Among the Lentils read by Anna Massey
Susan doesn't feel she has any of the talents needed to be a vicar's wife and finds herself seeking comfort elsewhere.

5 - Her Big Chance read by Julie Walters
Lesley is an actress who works hard at her craft but needs a career leg-up. Will a chance encounter at a party provide just that?

6 - Soldiering On read by Stephanie Cole
Muriel is determined not to let her recent widowhood get her down, but the fallout is far more serious than she could ever have expected.

7 - A Cream Cracker Under the Settee read by Thora Hird
Doris has fallen off the buffet and, while sitting in the dark waiting for help, she looks back on a life dedicated to fighting dirt.

traceythompson's review
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