Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Alan Bennett, a multifaceted British theatrical figure who specialized in writing deep, probing, often hilarious monologues, was the star of the BBC2 miniseries Telling Tales. In each of the program's ten 15-minute episodes, Bennett would discourse at great and entertaining length about his youth in Leeds. Tristram Powell and Patrick Garland, who had collaborated on a number of earlier Bennett projects, handled the directing chores. The first installment of Telling Tales was shown on November 4, 2000.