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Screenwriter Paul Abbott; The Dictator reviewed

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 May 2012

With Mark Lawson.

Shameless creator Paul Abbott and writer Sean Conway discuss their unusual new TV drama series Hit & Miss, about a pre-op transgender contract killer.

American suburban life turns sour as new neighbours meet in Lisa D'Amour's play Detroit, acclaimed in the US and now receiving its British premiere at the National Theatre. Gaylene Gould reviews.

After Ali G, Borat and Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen's latest creation is an African tyrant, for his new film The Dictator. Ryan Gilbey gives his verdict.

The poet Benjamin Zephaniah reflects on the character of Puck, from A Midsummer Night's Dream, as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Unlocked season.

We pay tribute to the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes who has died aged 83.

Producer Ellie Bury.

Chapters

5 items
  • The Dictator

    Ryan Gilbey reviews The Dictator.

  • Hit & Miss

    Interview with Paul Abbott and writer Sean Conway on their new TV drama series Hit & Miss.

  • Detroit

    Gaylene Gould reviews Detroit.

  • Carlos Fuentes

    We pay tribute to the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes.

  • My Own Shakespeare

    The poet Benjamin Zephaniah reflects on the character of Puck, from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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