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In Confidence

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Delving beneath the surface of some of the most creative minds of the past decade, this series chronicles Laurie Taylor’s probing interviews with leading artists and thinkers.
The critically acclaimed BBC Radio presenter and Sociology Professor does not shy away from the hard questions, resulting in bare-all interviews from guests including Mike Leigh and Shirely Williams Exposing what’s under the surface of culture’s key characters, this series focuses on their mistakes and successes, their flaws and strengths and the personal stories behind their work.

Tuesday 14 August 8.30pm                Sheila Hancock
This series chronicles Laurie Taylor’s probing interviews with leading artists and thinkers. Touching on death, religion and feminism, this interview with actress Sheila Hancock traces her life and what inspires her as a performer.

Tuesday 21 August 8.30pm                 Mike Leigh
This series chronicles Laurie Taylor’s probing interviews with leading artists and thinkers. He interviews Mike Leigh, the screenwriter and director behind films including Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky and Topsy Turvy.

Tuesday 28 August 8.30pm                Shirley Williams
This series chronicles Laurie Taylor’s probing interviews with leading artists and thinkers. Shirley Williams talks about her life in politics, including her decision to leave Labour and become a founding member of the SDP in 1981.