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Those who feel that their TVs are a little starved of bookish Canadian content will take comfort in two upcoming broadcasts. Tomorrow night, TVO’s interview program, Person 2 Person, will feature an hour-long interview with the media-shy first lady of the Canadian short story, Alice Munro, while Yours, Al, a made-for-TV biopic on the life of Al Purdy, will air next Thursday, April 13, on the CBC. Written by playwright Dave Carley and starring Gordon Pinsent as Purdy, Yours, Al is a drama set in an abandoned house, which comes to life as Purdy returns to read, write, and remember his favourite poems.

Related links:
Click here for the Alice Munro Person 2 Person show synopsis, complete with links to video clips featuring Munro from the TVO archives
Click here for Purdy clips from the CBC archives