Five Writers In Search Of Their Character

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01Adil Ray20140325

As part of Radio 4's Character Invasion Day Adil Ray, who created and acts the part of Citizen Khan, talks about why Mr Khan is his favourite character. Citizen Khan is a family-based British sitcom produced by the BBC, set in Sparkhill, Birmingham, described by its lead character a Pakistani Muslim Mr Khan as "the capital of British Pakistan".

02Alexander Mccall Smith20140327

As part of Radio 4's Character Invasion Day, Alexander McCall Smith talks about why Precious Ramotswe, of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series of novels, is his favourite character. The No.1 Ladies detective Agency has been translated into forty six languages and Precious Ramotswe has been dramatised both for radio and television. Alexander talks about where the character comes from and what he loves most about Precious.

03Lee Hall20140328

Lee Hall is an English playwright and screenwriter, best known for the 2000 film Billy Elliot. As part of Radio 4's Character Invasion Day, Lee talks about why Billy Elliot is his favourite character.