Backstage at Swan Lake, Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights, Kaffe Fassett
As the Royal Ballet stages their new production of Swan Lake this week, we go behind the scenes during rehearsals to meet some of the cast and crew, including choreographer Liam Scarlett, designer John Macfarlane and principal dancer Marianela Nuñez.
This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights. An intense tale of passionate relationships, it is considered one of the most powerful and enigmatic works in English literature. As Wuthering Heights is dramatised on Radio 4, we speak to Christine Alexander, author of the Oxford Companion to the Brontës and Professor John Mullan about the short life of Emily Brontë and the impact of her only novel.
As Kaffe Fassett's vibrant needlepoints and quilts are celebrated in a new exhibition in Bath, the 80 year-old textile designer talks about his love of bright colours.
Presenter: Viv Groskop
Producer: Edwina Pitman.…read more