Writer Roddy Doyle talks to David Hanly 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 a movie.

'Writer in Profile: Roddy Doyle' was broadcast on 10 June, 1992.

The musical of ‘The Commitments’ opens for previews in the West End in London in September.