The Shining, Lucy Kirkwood, Colm Toibin, Some Girls
With Kirsty Lang.
As the longer, American version of The Shining is released in the UK for the first time, a new documentary about the film's obsessive fans is also in cinemas. Room 237 documents the various theories about Stanley Kubrick's horror classic and what it really means. Jon Ronson, the director of Stanley Kubrick's Boxes, gives his response to the documentary and the longer version of The Shining.
Lucy Kirkwood is one of the UK's most high-profile young playwrights. Her new play NSFW examines society's attitudes to women's bodies through daily life at men's magazine Doghouse and women's publication Electra. Lucy Kirkwood explains why the subject appealed to her and what she makes of the 'political playwright' tag.
Colm Toibin, whose award-winning novels include Brooklyn and The Master, discusses his new novel The Testament of Mary, which explores the life of Mary, mother of Jesus, in her old age.
Some Girls, a new TV drama series, focuses on a group of 16-year-old girls who play on the same school football team and live on the same inner city estate. We follow them as they make their journey through adolescence, taking in boys, sex, teachers and heartbreak along the way. Rosie Swash reviews.
Producer Penny Murphy.