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Bill Bailey and Spooks actor Peter Firth

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 08 November 2010

With Mark Lawson.

Comedian and musician Bill Bailey discusses his preparations for his new live act, and reveals why part of the show is an art lecture.

Actor Peter Firth talks about playing the role of Harry Pearce, the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, in the long-running TV drama Spooks.

The multi-award-winning director Rufus Norris makes his operatic debut with English National Opera's new production of Don Giovanni by Mozart. The production also marks the London operatic debut of the young Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits. Iain Paterson sings the role of Giovanni, fresh from stealing the show as Mephistopheles in ENO's Faust. Helen Wallace reviews.

Julian Barnes offers his verdict on My Afternoons with Marguerite, Gérard Depardieu's new film in which he plays an almost illiterate, unmarried man whose life is changed unexpectedly by a chance meeting with a woman 40 years his senior.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

Chapters

4 items
  • Peter Firth

    • Peter Firth

      An interview with actor Peter Firth, who plays Harry Pearce in the long running BBC drama series Spooks.

  • Rufus Norris

    • Rufus Norris

      A review of ENO's Don Giovanni, directed by Rufus Norris.

  • Bill Bailey

  • My Afternoons with Marguerite

  • Bill Bailey

    Main picture shows: Bill Bailey

    Bill Bailey Dandelion Mind is on at Wyndhams Theatre, London 2 - 7 November.

    Bill Bailey Dandelion Mind is available on DVD and Blu-ray from 22 November.

    Bill Bailey
  • Peter Firth

    Peter Firth

    Spooks is on BBC One tonight at 9pm.

  • Rufus Norris

    ENO's production of Don Giovanni is in repertory at the London Coliseum until Friday 3 December.

    English National Opera
  • My Afternoons with Marguerite

    My Afternoons with Marguerite

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