Being Orson

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01Boy Wonder20150427

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man who was an actor, film director, radio producer and theatre impresario. Essayists include film critics Peter Bradshaw and David Thomson and Sarah Churchwell.

Simon Callow, Welles's biographer, tracks the transformation from schoolboy to prodigy and unpicks what really happened during the six months Welles spent at Dublin's Gate Theatre.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

01Boy Wonder20150427

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man who was an actor, film director, radio producer and theatre impresario. Essayists include film critics Peter Bradshaw and David Thomson and Sarah Churchwell.

Simon Callow, Welles's biographer, tracks the transformation from schoolboy to prodigy and unpicks what really happened during the six months Welles spent at Dublin's Gate Theatre.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

02He That Plays The King20150428

Filmmaker, Kevin Jackson, crowns Welles the Prospero of the silver screen as he appraises Welles's Shakespeare trilogy.

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

02He That Plays The King20150428

Filmmaker, Kevin Jackson, crowns Welles the Prospero of the silver screen as he appraises Welles's Shakespeare trilogy.

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

03Why Citizen Kane Matters20150429

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man.

Film critic Peter Bradshaw shares his own Rosebud theory in his personal take on Citizen Kane.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

03Why Citizen Kane Matters20150429

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man.

Film critic Peter Bradshaw shares his own Rosebud theory in his personal take on Citizen Kane.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

04F for Fake20150430

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man.

Gatsby expert, Sarah Churchwell on Orson Welles's talent for self-mythologizing and how he compares with fiction's great dissembler, Jay Gatsby.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

04F for Fake20150430

04F for Fake20150430

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man.

Gatsby expert, Sarah Churchwell on Orson Welles's talent for self-mythologizing and how he compares with fiction's great dissembler, Jay Gatsby.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

04F for Fake20150430

05Some Kind Of Genius20150501

Welles's career is littered with lost and half-finished projects. Film critic, David Thomson explores the man's complicated relationship with failure.

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

05Some Kind Of Genius20150501

Welles's career is littered with lost and half-finished projects. Film critic, David Thomson explores the man's complicated relationship with failure.

To mark the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles, five essays by five enthusiasts that follow the rise and fall of this controversial Renaissance man.

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.