You can watch a clip of the Hilary Mantel Culture Show special here:
The episode was an hour very well spent, but then I would say that. Don’t believe me? Here’s what the Independent had to say:
‘An hour to savour: a beautifully shot, intelligent and memorable interview with the novelist Hilary Mantel’
Hilary Mantel is to be the subject of a BBC2 Culture Show Special, to be aired September 17th at 8pm
See below for the press release from the BBC
The Culture Show gains exclusive access to the life and work of Hilary Mantel as she writes The Mirror And The Light, the sequel to her Booker prize-winning novel Wolf Hall.
Mantel’s extraordinarily wide range of work stretches from childhood memoir to Irish giants; from the influence of the Roman Catholic Church to the growth of fundamentalism in Saudi Arabia and from the French Revolution to the Tudor court of Henry VIII.