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Michelle Yeoh, 2011 music picks, book cover design

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 20 December 2011

With John Wilson.

Michelle Yeoh, star of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Tomorrow Never Dies, on playing Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady. Luc Besson's film tells the extraordinary story of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who sacrificed her personal life for her people, remaining under house arrest in Burma even when her Oxford-based husband Michael Aris was dying of cancer.

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills; BBC Proms presenter Suzy Klein; and writer and critic David Hepworth nominate their album of the year for 2011.

And - Julian Barnes thanked his book jacket designer in his Booker acceptance speech this year and emphasised the importance of books as beautiful objects. At a time when e-readers are changing the publishing landscape, Barnes' designer Suzanne Dean and art director at Harper Collins Alice Moore reflect on how the role of the cover designer might evolve.

Producer Lisa Davis.

Chapters

3 items
  • Michelle Yeoh

  • Album of the Year 2011

  • Book Covers

    • Book Covers

      Designer Suzanne Dean and art director Alice Moore reflect on book covers.

  • The Lady

    The Lady opens on 30th December.

    The Lady
  • Album of the Year

    David Hepworth chooses Chateau Revenge! by The Silver Seas

    Suzy Klein chooses Chopin, Liszt & Ravel by Benjamin Grosvenor

    Scott Mills chooses Pala by Friendly Fires

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