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The 23rd of August 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of R.D. Laing.

Many thanks indeed for all the messages on social media remembering R.D. Laing. Thank you.



'Unforgettable': BBC Radio 4


First broadcast on Tuesday, 31st July 2018 (second broadcast, 6th October) on BBC Radio 4, a reconstructed conversation between Adrian Laing and R.D. Laing in the 'Unforgettable' series, available on BBC iplayer:


Anthony Stadlen and Dame Hilary Mantel continue to host day-long seminars on the 11 families featured in 'Sanity, Madness and the Family' by R.D. Laing and Aaron Esterson.


Highly recommended.


For further details of this and other seminars see Anthony Stadlen's blog:


Sanity, Madness and the Family was reissued as a Routledge Classic in 2016 with a great introduction by Dame Hilary Mantel (twice Booker prize winner).



Recent dramatisations of the life and works of RD Laing:


The Divided Laing or The Two Ronnies by Patrick Marmion

17 November - 12 December Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston London E8 3DL


Mad to be Normal

This film starring David Tennant was first screened at the Glasgow Film Festival on Sunday the 26th of February.

A review of the film by Adrian Laing was posted by BBC News Scotland on the 28th of February 2017:


A more general feature of RD Laing was posted by the BBC on the 26th of February:


A review of the book by Oison Wall: 'The British Anti-Psychiatrists' by Adrian Laing is posted by Amazon:


Translation rights in the 'The Divided Self' by R.D. Laing have recently been agreed for the territories of: Japan, South Korea, Hungary (and 'Wisdom, Madness and Folly'), Denmark (e-rights), Czechoslavakia and China.


For enquiries about translation rights please contact Adrian Laing.






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