Christine and the Queens, Sarah Hall, Tartuffe set in a Birmingham Muslim community
The French musician Christine and the Queens discusses bringing ideas about gender fluidity to the mainstream with a confident new persona, eighties influences, and her second album, named simply Chris, and released in both English and French versions.
Writer Anil Gupta and director Iqbal Khan discuss turning Molière’s 17th century French comedy Tartuffe - which turned its fire on the hypocrisy of the Roman Catholic hierarchy of the day - into a 21st century Brummie farce with a British Pakistani Muslim family in thrall to a local 'holy man'.
Sarah Hall has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with her story Sudden Traveller. The writer discusses her piece about a young woman who’s preparing for her mother’s funeral. The story is broadcast on Radio 4 at 1530 tomorrow and the winner of the BBC NSSA will be announced on Front Row on 2 October.
Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Emma Wallace…read more