BBC Radio 4 is to broadcast a documentary on David Lynch’s Twin Peaks next month (April).
The documentary will be presented by writer and Film 2015 pundit Danny Leigh and feature contributions from Rob da Bank, who will discuss the influence of the show’s soundtrack, crime writer Denise Mina and Andy Burns, author of the Twins Peak book Wrapped In Plastic.
Actor-director Richard Ayoade, whose own work has been inspired by Twin Peaks, will also contribute. The documentary is set to air on Monday, April 6 at 4pm. In the meantime, watch a trailer below.
Last October (2014) US cable network Showtime announced that it was bringing back Twin Peaks for a nine-episode run in 2016. David Lynch is set to direct from scripts he has co-written with his Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost.
The project appeared to be running smoothly in January, when Kyle MacLachlan confirmed his return as Agent Dale Cooper. However, speaking at the opening of his ‘Between Two Worlds’ art exhibition in Brisbane, Australia earlier this month (March), Lynch cast doubts on the planned revival by telling fans: “I’m not sure at this point if it’s happening.” Lynch added that the revival has been hit by “complications”, reportedly owing to difficult contract negotiations. Alongside MacLachlan, the cast of the original Twin Peaks series included Michael Ontkean, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sheryl Lee, Mädchen Amick and Sherilyn Fenn. David Duchovny, who appeared as Agent Denise Bryson in three episodes, has recently said he is keen to return.