Toby Jones - Don't Forget the Driver, Shazam!, Bach Passions
Toby Jones tells us about turning his hand to writing for the new six part BBC2 TV series, Don’t Forget The Driver. It's a dark and poignant comedy about Brexit Britain, set in a coach company in Bognor Regis.
The latest DC comics film Shazam! flies into cinemas this week. Originally published as a comic strip in 1939, it's the story of Billy Batson, a normal 14-year-old who is given the ability to transform into an adult superhero just by uttering the magic word “Shazam!”. Film critic Larushka Ivan Zadeh will tell us whether or not it's any good.
At Easter, choirs across the country prepare to perform Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions. We explore the significance of these intense and monumental works. Kirsty is joined by director Peter Sellars, who is staging the St John Passion at London’s Royal Festival Hall conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and music historian Hannah French.
6 April Tewkesbury Abbey – St John Passion – City of Birmingham Choir
7 April Royal Festival Hall – St Matthew Passion – Bach Choir
13 April Kings Place London - St Matthew Passion - Feinstein Ensemble
14 April Plymouth Guildhall – St Matthew Passion - Plymouth Philharmonic Choir
14 April Merton College Oxford – St Matthew Passion
14 April Durham Cathedral – St John Passion
14 April Tremeirchion Church St Asaph – St Matthew Passion
16 April St Georges Bristol – St Matthew Passion – Ex Cathedra
17 April Salisbury Cathedral – St Matthew Passion
18 April Aberdeen Music Hall – St Matthew Passion – Dunedin Consort
19 April Coventry Cathedral – St John Passion
19 April Leeds Minster – St John Passion
19 April The Queens Hall Edinburgh – St Matthew Passion – Dunedin Consort
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Oliver Jones…read more