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Paul Thomas Anderson on The Master; Jim Cartwright returns to the stage

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 December 2012

With Mark Lawson.

Director Paul Thomas Anderson reflects on his film The Master, which has already won numerous awards and is heavily tipped for Oscar success.

In the week that Green Day release the third in a trilogy of albums and Peter Jackson announced that The Hobbit will be divided into three parts, Mark asks whether three is the magic number for films, novels and albums, with Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Toby Litt and David Hepworth.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars in the film Smashed, a comedy drama which examines the strains experienced by an alcohol-dependent married couple, when the wife decides to get sober. Critic Mark Eccleston gives his verdict.

Playwright Jim Cartwright, best known for Road and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, has just written his first play in 12 years. A Christmas Fair is a commission by The Milton Rooms in Ryedale, Yorkshire, and is a community project staffed by volunteers. Jim Cartwright discusses the play and what it was about the Yorkshire venue that appealed so much to him.

Producer Stephen Hughes.

Chapters

6 items
  • Paul Thomas Anderson

    Director Paul Thomas Anderson on his film The Master which is tipped for Oscar success

  • Trilogy Part I

    Mark and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh discuss the film trilogy

  • Jim Cartwright

    Jim Cartwright discusses his new play 'A Christmas Fair'

  • Trilogy Part II

    Mark and Toby Litt discuss the novel trilogy

  • Smashed

    Film critic Mark Eccleston gives his verdict on the new film Smashed

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    Mark and David Hepworth discuss the album trilogy

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