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The Complete Talking Heads

(1998)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Alan Bennett's award-winning series of solo pieces is a classic of contemporary drama, universally hailed for its combination of razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity. In Bed Among the Lentils, a vicar's wife discovers a semblance of happiness with an Indian shop owner. In A Chip in the Sugar, a man's life begins to unravel when he discovers his aging mother has rekindled an old flame. In A Lady of Letters, a busybody pays a price for interfering in her neighbor's life.

First produced for BBC television in 1988 to great critical acclaim, the Talking Heads monologues also appeared on the West End Stage in London in 1992 and 1998. In 2002, seven of the pieces were performed at the Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles for a highly praised brief engagement, and in 2003 a selection of the monologues premiered in New York at the Minetta Lane Theatre. These extraordinary portraits of ordinary people confirm Alan Bennett's place as one of the most gifted, versatile, and important writers in the English Language.


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October 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Complete "Talking Heads", The
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-7540-5657-0 / 978-0-7540-5657-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers P.
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October 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Complete "Talking Heads"
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-563-38461-1 / 978-0-563-38461-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Complete Talking Heads
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-312-42308-X / 978-0-312-42308-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Complete "Talking Heads"
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-563-53437-0 / 978-0-563-53437-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Books
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Complete Talking Heads: The classic BBC Radio 4 monologues plus A Woman of No Importance
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 1-78529-166-1 / 978-1-78529-166-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Complete Talking Heads: The classic BBC Radio 4 monologues plus A Woman of No Importance
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
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October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Complete Talking Heads: The classic BBC Radio 4 monologues plus A Woman of No Importance
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
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October 1999 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Complete "Talking Heads" (BBC Radio Collection)
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-563-55252-2 / 978-0-563-55252-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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November 1990 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Talking Heads (BBC Radio Collection)
Author(s): Alan Bennett
ISBN: 0-563-22721-4 / 978-0-563-22721-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Complete Talking Heads
Author(s): Alan Bennett
Publisher: Picador
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