Independent Minds: Peter Sellers

Saturday, April 10, 2010 9pm

Producer: Murray Street Productions
Listen Again

Peter Sellers’ comic genius is undeniable. His radio, television, and film work has influenced everyone from the Monty Python troupe to Mike Myers. He gave movie audiences iconic characters like the laughingly wicked Dr. Strangelove, and the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. In the 1960s, his rise to stardom made him one of England’s most recognizable stars, on par with the Beatles. Now, 40 years after the height of Peter Sellers’ career, David D’Arcy hosts an engaging look at this comic genius. We’ll hear from Sellers’ collaborators Blake Edwards, Paul Mazursky and Joe McGrath, as well as Mike Myers, Tracy Ullman, John Lithgow, Geoffrey Rush, and Sellers biographers Ed Sikov and Roger Lewis. Plus rare archive interviews of Sellers.