The Great Snobographer

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When Al Murray developed his award winning stage and television comic character the Pub Landlord, his family said the satirical genes of his great, great, great grandfather were coming out.

William Makepeace Thackeray wrote his masterpiece Vanity Fair aged 35.

Now at the same age, Al Murray finds out how that famous book fits into a career which encompassed Punch cartoons, food writing and travel journalism.

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Evening / When Al Murray developed his award winning stage and television comic character the Pub Landlord, his family said the satirical genes of his great, great, great grandfather were coming out.

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Comedian Al Murray (known for his character the Pub Landlord) presents a portrait of his great great great grandfather: the writer William Thackeray.

With readings by John Sessions from Thackeray's writings including his novel Vanity Fair and his definition of snobbery.