To Kill a Mockingbird at 50

I enjoyed watching the BBC documentary To Kill a Mockingbird at 50. I watched it last night and it will be available to watch on the iplayer for another 12 days. The film is 60 minutes long.

Andrew Smith had been hoping to get an interview with Nelle Harper Lee but of course she didn’t oblige him, although her presence did seem to be felt by him as he travelled around Monroeville. She did allow her sister Alice to speak to him and friends and neighbours contributed to the film too.

I found it interesting anyway and hope you like it too.

4 thoughts on “To Kill a Mockingbird at 50

  1. Oh, I hope they’re going to show this in the US! I can’t access BBC iplayer. I love this book.

    Last year I was at the special collections department in my grad school library and the librarian had a copy of TKAM signed by Harper Lee’s sister. She said Harper Lee is very frail and doesn’t do interviews, so I’m not surprised she didn’t participate.

  2. I, too, long to see the program! Drat these international barriers, Katrina!

    I do very much recommend Mockingbird, the biography of Harper Lee. It answered so many questions for me. I now have an unfavorable opinion of Truman Capote, all because he did not recognize her enormous contribution to his masterpiece, In Cold Blood.

    I hope your weather is not too hot! It’s been in the 90s here in the mountains, which is unheard of. I’m melting.

    Best to you!

  3. Judith and Karen,(You’re in alphabetical order, that’s what working in a library does for you!)

    What a pain, I had no idea that it was blocked as it does mention iplayer USA on the site. Anyway I googled it and it seems there are hoops you can jump through to get it, but it might still be impossible for you. Is it even legal?

    Take a look on here.


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