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Sean Connery at 80; Inspector Morse on stage

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 August 2010

Inspector Morse started life on the page in the novels by Colin Dexter, and memorably moved to TV with John Thaw in the title role. Now Morse takes to the stage for the first time, played by Colin Baker, in House of Ghosts by Alma Cullen, who wrote four Morse screenplays for TV. They discuss bringing the much-loved Inspector to the theatre.

As Sean Connery, the original celluloid Bond, reaches his 80th birthday, biographer Christopher Bray and outgoing director of the Edinburgh Film Festival Hannah McGill discuss the actor's life and career.

Conductor Osmo Vanska talks about performing at the BBC Proms this week with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is the new film from Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley, the film follows Scott Pilgrim's quest for love, where he must defeat the 'seven evil exes' of the girl of his dreams. Ryan Gilbey reviews.

Producer: Gavin Heard.

Chapters

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  • HOUSE OF GHOSTS - An Inspector Morse Mystery

    Actor Colin Baker (as Morse) and screenwriter Alma Cullen on taking the much loved Inspector to the stage for the first time.

  • SEAN CONNERY AT 80

    Biographer Christopher Bray and director Hannah McGill discuss the actor's life and career.

  • OSMO VANSKA

    Conductor Osmo Vanska on the Minnesota Orchestra and performing at the BBC Proms.

  • SCOTT PILGRIM Vs THE WORLD

    Ryan Gilbey reviews the latest film from Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

  • SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD

    Scott Pilgrim Vs The World opens nationwide on Wednesday 25 August, certificate 12A.

    Official Website
  • COLIN BAKER - House of Ghosts

    COLIN BAKER - House of Ghosts

    House Of Ghosts: An Inspector Morse Mystery is at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage, from 27 August to 4 September, then goes on national tour until 4 December, visiting Richmond, Oxford, York, Cardiff, Coventry, Malvern, Chelmsford, Eastbourne, Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Derby, Woking, Poole, Southend.

    For full tour details:

    Caliber Productions
  • SEAN CONNERY BIOGRAPHY

    SEAN CONNERY BIOGRAPHY

    Sean Connery, The Measure of A Man, by Christopher Bray is published on 2 September by Faber.

    Faber
  • Osmo Vanska

    Osmo Vanska

    Osmo Vanska conducts the Minnesota Orchestra at the BBC Proms this Friday and Saturday at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

    Vanska also conducts the orchestra in concert at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, on Sunday 29 August.

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