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David Suchet, BBC Proms 2012

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 April 2012

With Mark Lawson.

Actor David Suchet discusses his role in a new production of Long Day's Journey Into Night and laments the passing of Poirot.

Roger Wright, controller of Radio 3, joins Mark to share a few highlights of this summer's BBC Proms concerts: Daniel Barenboim conducting his first ever Beethoven symphony cycle in London; operas including Nixon In China, Congolese musicians Staff Benda Bilili and Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrating its 70th birthday with a live prom; and this year's Children's Prom launches the audience into the wonderful world of Wallace and Gromit.

To celebrate the centenary of the British Board of Film Classification, The British Silent Film Festival is hosting an examination of the early days of film censorship. Bryony Dixon of the British Film Institute and Lucy Brett, education officer at the BBFC, tell Mark how and why censorship came about, what sort of person was hired as a sensor of silent films - and what sort of things they cut out.

Producer Rebecca Nicholson.

Chapters

3 items
  • David Suchet

    David Suchet discusses his role in his new play and laments the passing of Poirot.

  • Silent Film Censorship

    Studio discussion about how and why film censorship came about?

  • BBC Proms Highlights

    Roger Wright, Radio 3 Controller shares highlights of this summer's BBC Proms concerts

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