As The Story Was Told (1996), a two-part documentary featuring interviews with authorised biographer James Knowlson, publishers John Calder and Barney Rosset, actress Billie Whitelaw, nephew Edward Beckett, and others. The documentary is notable, in part, for its glimpses of Beckett’s home in Paris and his country retreat in Ussy-sur-Marne.

Lectures, panels, tributes and exhibitions hosted by the University of Reading • 2-5 November 2016
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Samuel Beckett. Photograph: John Minihan
The University of Reading is hosting a series of exciting events next week that welcomes both academics and members of the general public. The ‘Beckett Week’ begins on Wednesday 2 November, when actress Lisa Dwan will deliver The Billie Whitelaw Lecture and help to open an exhibition celebrating Whitelaw’s work. Thursday and Friday brings a rich selection of panels exploring Samuel Beckett’s engagement with the political; keynote speakers include Matthew Feldman, Elizabeth Barry and Daniela Caselli. And the week will conclude on a poignant note on Saturday, when Beckett’s authorized biographer James Knowlson and others will pay tribute to the renowned Beckett scholar Mary Bryden. To attend any or all of these events, follow the links below for details.

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