The Great Escaper starring Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson was a British film hit in 2023, now available to stream if you missed it.

Douglas Rae, the film producer of The Great Escaper talks to Shine radio’s Noni Needs about making it and how Michael Caine was finally persuaded to star in it, and how Glenda Jackson’s final film performance was transfixing.

Douglas shares stories about Mrs Brown, with Judi Dench for which she won an oscar for  Ecosse films and his love of the Hampshire and Sussex area.

From eating at Skypark farm to opera at The Grange, to the Living Room cinema in Liphook.

His joy at being involved in the ever expanding Petworth literary and musical festival.

Last year, Douglas was on stage interviewing Tim Peake about his thrilling space walk.

…And why he got involved in Maggie’s, cancer care homes.

The Grange Festival
Petworth Festival

The Great Escaper
The Great Escaper