The Truth About Len Deighton

Profile of best-selling author Len Deighton, whose output ranges from Harry Palmer espionage thrillers to books on military history and cooking.

Maybe you know his gritty spy novels, have read his ground-breaking military history books, cooked one of his recipes or seen the films he wrote and produced, but not until this, his first TV interview in 30 years, will you know how the man born in a London workhouse fitted them all together.

Including contributions from Sir Michael Caine and Sir Max Hastings, he'll even show you how to make a proper omelette.

Production Information

Broadcaster: BBC Four

TX Date: January 2006

Format: 1 x 60

Executive Producer(s):

Colin Cameron

Presenter(s):

Sir Michael Caine

Sir Max Hastings