Mission: Impossible - Fallout, American footballer-turned-opera star Morris Robinson, Commercial bookclubs
American footballer-turned-opera star Morris Robinson is returning to the Proms this weekend to perform as the bass soloist in Mahler's epic Symphony of a Thousand. He sings live and discusses his extraordinary move from the football stadium to the opera house.
Sitting around of an evening with friends, a bottle of wine, discussing a good book - that's the cosy image of the Book Club. But the Richard and Judy Book Club is now exclusive to WH Smith, Fern Britten's is partnered with Tesco and Harper Collins, and there's even one called the Specsavers Zoe Ball Book Club. Amanda Ross, the television producer who invented the Richard and Judy Book Club, Guardian books correspondent Danuta Kean and journalist and book editor Sarah Shaffi discuss whether the cosy is turning commercial.
Mission Impossible returns to our screens next week with a sixth instalment of the classic franchise. For 22 years the series has captivated audiences with its winning combination of spy games, double - and triple - crosses, hair-raising stunts and stunning set pieces in locations all around the world. Real life action-figure Tom Cruise is back, and at 56 years old is still hurling himself off buildings and dangling out of airborne helicopters. But the real mission (should they choose to accept it...) is for the film makers; keeping the film fresh. Film writer Hannah Woodhead has seen Mission Impossible - Fallout and gives her verdict.
Presenter: Gaylene Gould
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