Tinie Tempah; Chinese film Aftershock
London rapper Tinie Tempah was voted Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards this year, following his hit singles Frisky, Miami 2 Ibiza, Written In The Stars and Pass Out. The 22-year-old, who celebrated his birthday this week, recently spoke at the Oxford Union. Tinie Tempah talks to John Wilson about breaking away from the council estate and why he chose hip hop instead of the academic life.
Aftershock is a Chinese film about a family torn apart by the 1976 Tangshan earthquake. Directed by Feng Xiaogang, the film is now the highest-grossing locally-made film ever at the Chinese box office, and has been selected as the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at next year's Oscars. Writer Diane wei Liang reviews.
Documentary film-maker John Krish, who is now 86 years old, looks back at his long career in the industry, as four of his films return to the cinema this week. He explains why he was sacked for his unwelcome elegiac farewell to the London tram, why he isn't a fan of the Free Cinema movement and how he came to direct the opening credits for The Avengers.
Producer Jerome Weatherald.