Graham Linehan on The Ladykillers

Writer and director Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd) introduces his Screen Epiphany - Alexander Mackendrick's The Ladykillers (1955). Linehan, who has written a stage version of the film, describes how he saw the movie on TV as a child and was delighted by its ruthlessness, and how in later life he came to appreciate the different aspects of postwar Britain each character represents. Linehan is joined on stage by Kindred Rose, the son of screenwriter William Rose, who reveals his mother's influence on the script's conception, and his father's volatile relationship with Mackendrick.

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