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Tom Stoppard; Page One reviewed

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 September 2011

With Mark Lawson.

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times is a new cinema documentary in which the film-makers were given unprecedented access to the newsroom for a year, at a time when this American institution was undergoing a period of great change. Former newspaper editors Kelvin MacKenzie and Andreas Whittam Smith review.

Tom Stoppard discusses a revival of his classic comedy Travesties, which depicts a fictional meeting between James Joyce, Lenin and Tristan Tzara. Over 30 years after its original performance, the playwright reflects on which of the jokes are lost to a modern audience.

Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the writers behind Peep Show, discuss their new TV comedy series Fresh Meat. It follows six ill-assorted student house-mates starting out at university, with a cast including stand-up comic Jack Whitehall.

Producer Philippa Ritchie

Presenter Mark Lawson.

Chapters

4 items
  • Page One

    • Page One

      Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times is a new cinema documentary reviewed by former newspaper editors Kelvin MacKenzie and Andreas Whittam Smith.

  • Tom Stoppard

    • Tom Stoppard

      Tom Stoppard discusses the revival of his play Travesties.

  • Leonard Cohen

    • Leonard Cohen

      A clip from a Front Row interview with Leonard Cohen in honour of his birthday.

  • Fresh Meat

    • Fresh Meat

      Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the writers behind Peep Show, discuss their new TV comedy series Fresh Meat.

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