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Lenny Henry in The Comedy of Errors; Rob Brydon

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 November 2011

Lenny Henry was acclaimed when he made his stage debut as Othello, and now he returns to Shakespeare as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, in a new production at the National Theatre. Rachel Cooke reviews.

Comedy performer and actor Rob Brydon reflects on his career so far, including his first appearance in a play, starring alongside Kenneth Branagh in Belfast earlier this year. He also recalls an awkward encounter with Harold Pinter.

Charlie Brooker's latest project is Black Mirror, described as a dark trilogy of twisted tales about the power of technology in the 21st century. In the first episode of the TV drama, The National Anthem, written by Brooker, the Prime Minister finds himself forced to consider how far he would go for his country. Matt Thorne gives his verdict.

And John Wilson talks to the artist Martin Boyce in his latest report on Turner Prize nominees.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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4 items
  • The Comedy of Errors

  • Rob Brydon

    • Rob Brydon

      Comedian Rob Brydon reflects on his career so far.

  • Black Mirror

    • Black Mirror

      Critic Matt Thorne reviews Black Mirror - Charlie Brooker's first venture into TV drama

  • Martin Boyce

    • Martin Boyce

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