Notre-Dame organist Olivier Latry, Gurinder Chadha, Rupert Everett's Uncle Vanya
Olivier Latry has been the Organist of Notre-Dame de Paris since 1985, is about to play the Royal Albert Hall organ at the Proms. He talks about his talent for improvisation, his feelings about the fire that nearly devastated Notre Dame, and how he thinks the cathedral should be rebuilt.
Gurinder Chadha, director of Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice, discusses her latest film, Blinded by the Light. Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir Greetings from Bury Park, it is a coming of age drama set in 1980s Luton where a teenager of Pakistani origin uses the inspiration of Bruce Springsteen songs to help him challenge the traditional values of his family.
Rupert Everett’s first foray into directing for the stage is a new production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Everett also takes on the eponymous role of the disillusioned country gentleman, in this adaptation by David Hare for the Theatre Royal Bath. Dominic Cavendish reviews.
Presenter Samira Ahmed
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