1 Emilio Estevez, 100 Novels That Shaped Our World, David Attenborough's Gamelan music2019-11-08 19:55:00
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2 Emilia Clarke on Last Christmas, Theatre ceiling collapse, End of the F***ing World returns2019-11-07 19:54:00
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3 Alison Balsom, Fez, Robert MacFarlane2019-11-06 19:57:00
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4 The Irishman, Abomination opera, Murder In The Cathedral, The joy or blight of fireworks2019-11-05 19:51:00
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5 Scott Z Burns, writer and director of The Report, poet Katrina Porteous and the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner2019-11-04 19:55:00
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6 Patti Smith, Tom Harper, Doctor Sleep reviewed2019-11-01 20:02:00
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7 Jack Thorne on His Dark Materials, Sorry We Missed You, Emily Howard2019-10-31 19:53:00
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8 Ian McKellen; theatre director Sarah Frankcom; Guilt reviewed2019-10-30 19:58:00
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Ian McKellen; theatre director Sarah Frankcom; Guilt reviewed

In their new film, The Good Liar, Ian McKellen plays Roy Courtnay, a con artist who when he meets Betty McLeish, a well-to-widow played by Helen Mirren, can't believe his luck. Sir Ian talks to John Wilson about this role, which involves playing someone who is himself acting. Guilt, a new 4-part BBC Two drama set in Edinburgh, stars Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives as two very different brothers who find themselves having to join forces when they run over and kill a man. As they cover their tracks they begin to discover they can trust no-one, including each other. Critic Hannah McGill reviews the contemporary black comedy drama. The Observer’s theatre critic Susannah Clapp said of Sarah Frankcom, artistic director of the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, that she was 'creating England’s first mainstream feminist theatre'. Now Frankcom is directing her final production there, Light Falls by Simon Stephens. She talks about this drama of a northern family, her collaborations with Stephens, who has written several plays for the Exchange and, especially, Maxine Peake, whom she cast as Hamlet. Frankcom's next job will be running the drama school LAMDA and she tells John Wilson of her concern about the training of actors because of the expense and the decline of drama teaching in schools. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Julian May…read more

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