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Urban Myths: Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Andre

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Genre: Drama & Comedy
Production Year: 2017
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Broadcaster: Sky Arts
Producer: 2LE Media

1953 and 'Waiting for Godot' has just been published. Samuel Beckett is living in a rural cottage 40 miles outside Paris. The cottage requires some renovation but there is a problem. Beckett's Bulgarian builder Roussimoff can't start work 'til late in the morning as his son Andre requires a lift to school. Reason being Andre is way too big to fit on the school bus (where the other children mock and tease him for his size). Beckett offers to run the boy to school and in so doing teaches him about love, life, poetry and how to survive in a world of cruelty. Andre went on to become the world famous (and very confident) wrestler and movie star Andre the Giant. "David Threlfall gives an incredible performance" - Neil Forsyth. Starring: David Threlfall (Shameless). Written by Neil Forsyth (Bob Servant).

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