The current issue of the Radio Times has a brief mention of an upcoming documentary that fans of J.G. Ballard will definitely want to hear. Sez the Radio Times:
“The writer Will Self, who came to know J.G. Ballard well in his final years, journeys upriver through the life and imagination of the seer of Shepperton. From his suburban anonymity, Ballard charted the realms of inner space and the madness of the modern world with a cool eye and visionary prose. With readings by Anna Massey.”
Archive On 4 – Self On Ballard
1 Broadcast – Approx. 1 Hour [DOCUMENTARY]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 4
Broadcast: Saturday September 26th, 2009 @ 20:00-21:00
Will Self explores the imagination and work of writer JG Ballard, who he came to know in his final years. Will draws on the many telling interviews that Ballard gave throughout his working life and on Self’s own tapes of his encounters with him.
And, be sure to catch this via the original broadcast as the repeat will be abridged!
Posted by Jesse Willis