Stanley Kubrick.

The Kubrick Test

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about Stanley Kubrick. 1 episode in 2020. Stars Kerry Shale, Robert Emms and Henry Goodman.

Brand new comedy. Due to be broadcast on Wednesday on Radio 4 at 2:15pm.

The Kubrick Test

Comedy drama based on Kerry Shale's real-life encounter with Stanley Kubrick

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
Jeremiah Quinn and Kerry Shale
Kerry Shale, Robert Emms and Henry Goodman
Kerry Shale
Boz Temple-Morris
Boz Temple-Morris

Kerry Shale's drama tells the true story of his encounter with one of cinema's most influential figures.

Stanley Kubrick is undoubtedly one of the greatest film makers of all time with a succession of masterpieces from A Clockwork Orange to 2001, Dr Strangelove to The Shining. He's also known for an exhaustively detailed working process and utter lack of compromise.

For many years, the great director's methods were shrouded in mystery. So when, in 1987, a young actor gets an invitation to enter Kubrick's hidden world, he leaps at it. And, of course, gets more than he bargained for.

Kerry Shale plays himself in this darkly comic reflection on the nuts and bolts of true genius.

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First broadcast
Wednesday 8th April 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes