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Auteur Theory, Pulitzer Prize 2011, Colin Shindler, Greg Doran, Masha Gessen

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 18 April 2011

Matthew Sweet is joined by Mike Figgis, Jeremy Brock and Frank Cottrell Boyce to discuss auteur theory following the death of acclaimed film director Sidney Lumet.

The Pulitzer Prize winners and nominees are announced today at 8pm BST. Diane Roberts brings us the latest news.

Manchester City fan and author of Manchester United Ruined My Life, Colin Shindler, reviews a new television dramatisation of the Munich air disaster called United.

Greg Doran reveals why he's marking the opening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's new space in Stratford-Upon-Avon with The Bard's "lost" play, Cardenio.

Mathematician and journalist, Masha Gessen, explains how the ideology of the Soviet Union impinged on high mathematics during the 1970s and 80s and created one of the leading thinkers in the maths world: Grigori Perelman.

  • United

    The TV drama will be broadcast on
    BBC 2 at 9pm on Easter Sunday.

  • Cardenio

    Cardenio is at Swan Theatre
    14 April - 6 October 2011

    The Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Masha Gessen

    Perfect Rigour by Masha Gessen is published by Icon Books.


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