Private Passions is a Documentary programme.

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Private Passions

Michael Berkeley is joined by comedy writer and actor John Cleese, who reflects on his childhood in Weston-super-Mare and the physical awkwardness that made him stand out from an early age. He remembers his fateful early decision not to be a lawyer but to try comedy instead and shares what he has learned about the strange unconscious process of creativity. His music choices include Tchaikovsky, Scott Joplin and John Williams, as well as comedy sketches by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Private Passions next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 3 December 12th, 12:00pm and on BBC Radio 3 December 26th, 12:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Michael Berkeley
Michio Kaku
Peter Tatchell
Deborah Levy
Jock Stirrup
Katharine Whitehorn
Peter Piot
Sarah Langford
Anil Seth
Robert Icke
Hannah Sullivan
Siri Hustvedt
Alfred Brendel
Lucasta Miller
Barbara Hosking
Chibundu Onuzo
Roger Kneebone
YolanDa Brown
Venki Ramakrishnan
Matthew Bourne