23/06/2011

With Kirsty Lang.

Writer Ian Rankin reports on an exhibition of 60 images of The Queen, spanning the six decades of her reign, and including official portraits, photographs and unofficial works.

Singer and songwriter Barry Manilow discusses the nature of fame, as he releases an album inspired by the pressures of celebrity. He also reveals his close encounter with a stalker, and why he has no desire to create another Broadway musical.

Patrick Ness has today been awarded the 2011 Cilip Carnegie medal for Children's Literature for his novel Monsters of Men, which completes his Chaos Walking trilogy. He talks about writing for a teen audience, his attitude to computer games, and creating a book inspired by another writer: his most recent book, A Monster Calls, is based on the final idea of the late author Siobhan Dowd.

The stage version of the hit TV show Glee, about an American high school singing group, arrived in Britain last night. Kirsty finds out whether the cast can reproduce their screen success in the theatre.

Producer Jack Soper.

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