BBC Radio play on the making of GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?
Posted by: MockingbirdGirl01:48 pm EST 11/29/20
Funny but full of serious intent, the 1967 film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner starring Sidney Poitier brought racial discrimination, an issue raging on the streets of America, right into a middle-class setting. As Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy’s last film together, it also marked the end of one of the most romantic of Hollywood love affairs.
Now the BBC will tell the story of the making of this cinema classic in a radio play for New Year’s Eve, revealing how the director Stanley Kramer put the production together against a background of race riots. Kenneth Branagh, Adrian Lester, David Morrissey and Daisy Ridley star in Tracy-Ann Oberman’s new play that recreates the behind-the-scenes drama...
The 44-minute play airs on Radio 4 (and online) on December 31.