From ABC2: "Philip Pullman is one of Britain's most successful authors, and was voted Greatest Briton in the Arts in 2005.
"In 1995, he published the first of his trilogy of fantasy novels called His Dark Materials, which consisted of Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. They became world-wide best sellers.
"Through an exclusive interview with the acclaimed author, this program scripted by his friend Nick Tucker documents Pullman's life and works, and examines the subject matter of his books and the intentions of the author.
"From the death of his father in Rhodesia when he was seven, to his relocation to Wales and later Oxford, we gain valuable insight into the factors that have made Philip Pullman a household name." Read more >>
Inside his Dark Material airs on ABC2 at 830pm tonight, Sunday 17 August 2008