Jackie Kay, Roderick Williams, Killing Eve Season 3 and C Pam Zhang
Leading baritone Roderick Williams was halfway through an ENO run of Anthony Minghella’s production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly at the London Coliseum when it was closed due to the coronavirus. Now at home under lockdown, he joins us to for a special live performance of The Toreador’s Song from Bizet's Carmen in a rather different setting – on Skype from his kitchen.
Scots Makar Jackie Kay on a new international poetry project, WRITE where we are NOW, which is inviting poets across the world to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. It was launched today by Carol Ann Duffy and the Manchester Writing School.
After Season Two divided critics, Mik Scarlet reviews Season Three of smash hit spy-action thriller Killing Eve. The story sees two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
C Pam Zhang's debut novel How Much of These Hills is Gold is about the gold rush in the American West. It focuses on the missing stories of American history - of the thousands of Chinese Americans who came to build the railroads and to work in its mines. C Pam Zhang joins us from her home in San Francisco.
We pay tribute to the French chanteur Christophe, who has died, by playing his first single from 1965, Aline.
Producer : Dymphna Flynn
Presenter : Samira Ahmed
Sound Engineer: Matilda Macari…read more