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Proms Extra: David Hare's memoir 'The Blue Touch Paper' - 04 Sep 15

September 4th, 2015

Episode 1018 of 1201 episodes

David Hare, one of Britain's leading playwrights, discusses his new memoir, 'The Blue Touch Paper', with Matthew Sweet. When the National Theatre published its poll of the hundred best plays of the 20th century, David Hare had written five of them. He explains how he became a writer and the high price he and those around him paid for that decision.