Roddy Doyle talks about about writing 'The Commitments' and how the book became a film.

In this interview, which was filmed in the Winding Stair bookshop and cafe in Dublin, Roddy Doyle talks about the genesis of the commitments and how it came to be made into a film.

I was listening to a lot of soul music and I decided to use a soul band.

'Writer in Profile: Roddy Doyle' was broadcast on 10 June 1992. The presenter is David Hanly.