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Screenwriter Jimmy McGovern on TV Drama Accused

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 10 November 2010

Writer Jimmy McGovern talks about his new TV series Accused. In six dramas, lead characters played by Christopher Eccleston, Mackenzie Crook, Juliet Stevenson, Peter Capaldi and Andy Serkis, are each accused of a crime. Whether they are guilty or not emerges at different points in each episode.

High Society, a new exhibition at Wellcome Collection, explores the role of mind-altering drugs in history and culture. Over 200 exhibits are on display, including the original manuscript of Thomas de Quincy's Confessions of an Opium Eater and Coleridge's Kubla Khan manuscript, allegedly written after an opium dream. Angus Macqueen, maker of the documentary series Our Drugs War, reviews.

This weekend British jazz saxophonist Soweto Kinch teams up with BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings to offer their own personal exploration of the history of jazz from its birth in the melting pot of the American south in the 19th century to the present day. The two musicians discuss their journey which will take them through the classic jazz of the 20s, via bebop, swing, and the avant-garde jazz of the 60s, to its 21st century incarnation.

The Prime Minister announced today, during his trip to Beijing, that there will be a major festival of British arts in China in 2012. Martin Davidson, chief executive of British Council, talks about the event which will potentially be the biggest ever celebration of UK arts held in China and will include exhibitions, concerts and performances across the country.

Producer Nicki Paxman.

Chapters

4 items
  • Jimmy McGovern

    • Jimmy McGovern

      Mark Lawson talks to screenwriter Jimmy McGovern about his new tv drama Accused.

  • High Society - Wellcome Collection

  • Festival of British Arts in China 2012

    • Festival of British Arts in China in 2012

      The Prime Minister announced today that there will be a major festival of British arts in China in 2012. Martin Davidson, chief executive of British Council, talks about the event.

  • Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings

  • High Society

    High Society is at the Wellcome Collection in London until 27 February 2011.

    Wellcome Collection
  • Soweto Kinch

    Soweto Kinch's new CD The New Emancipation is out now. Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings will be performing from the album in the London Jazz Festival on Thursday 18 November.

    Soweto Kinch
  • Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings

    Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings will be performing Way In to the Way Out, Part One on Friday 12 November and Part Two on Saturday 13 November.

    The three events will be at the South Bank Centre in London.

    Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings

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