Hot Type: A literary star called Roddy Doyle
Hot Type hosts literary giants, first-time writers and authors of all stripes as it explores issues and ideas in the print world and beyond. As host since the show's 1998 debut, Evan Solomon interviews literary heavyweights like J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Roddy Doyle and Margaret Atwood, as well as a puppeteer, a female wrestler and an Apollo astronaut. This Gemini Award-winning show has been a mainstay on CBC Newsworld for more than a decade. The CBC Digital Archives features fascinating and engaging interviews from Hot Type's second season (1999-2000).
• Doyle also wrote the screenplays for all three installments of his Barrytown Trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van) that later became successful films.
Program: Hot Type
Broadcast Date: June 23, 2000
Guest(s): Roddy Doyle
Host: Evan Solomon
Movie clips: The Commitments courtesy Beacon Communications, The Snapper courtesy Miramax, Michael Collins courtesy Warner Brothers.
Last updated: June 19, 2013
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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