#260: Googling Colin Firth. Richard is back at the Liverpool Playhouse, making his annual proclamation to fight any University lecturer in the vicinity. His guest is screen-writer, author and Olympic ceremony writer, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who may be the most charming and awe inspiring man who has ever lived and also seems to be obsessed with robots (pervert). They chat about art theft; how to keep writing with seven kids; how big breaks can come by chance on coffee breaks; impressing priests in Cannes; the amazing destiny of every Duke of York; why the Amish hate buttons; the killer instinct that led to one of the greatest University Challenge performances of all time; writing one of the best loved (as well as one of the least loved) episodes of Doctor Who; plus the amazing story of how the Queen appeared in the opening ceremony of the Olympics; and how the Scum nearly ruined the surprise. A truly illuminating and inspiring chat between one of the greatest writers in the UK and the winner of the Carnegie medal.
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Published: 21st February 2020. Length: 65 minutes.
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