The first of six programmes in which Miles Kington interviews famous characters from history and fiction.
1: Oscar Wilde
"The measure of my success is not that everyone goes around saying 'A handbag?' in a loud mezzo contralto - it is that no other British playwright has dared to mention a handbag on stage since I did. It is the only known example of the mention of a lady's accessory being proof of intent to plagiarise."
Oscar Wilde performed by Simon Callow.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole