Joan Littlewood and journalist Donal Foley recall the run of 'The Hostage' in London. 'The Hostage' was played differently every night with topical references added and with Behan himself interjecting or joining in the performance at times.

Joan Littlewood describes how he settled in London. For Joan Litttlewood Brendan Behan's attendance at performances of 'The Hostage' was part of the play itself. Every night the play was something different with Behan often a major part ot the performance.

Journalist Donal Foley remembers Behan would be in audience 'The Hostage' engaging with the actors. At the interval he was in a pub giving quotes to anyone who would listen. One night he went back into the theatre got up on the stage and danced a hornpipe.