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William Boyd; Ravi Shankar remembered; video games of the year

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 December 2012

With Kirsty Lang.

Writer William Boyd discusses the television adaptation of his novel, Restless, which stars Michael Gambon, Michelle Dockery and Charlotte Rampling.

Ravi Shankar, who has died at the age of 92, took the sitar to a global audience, and was a huge influence on many musicians. Choreographer Akram Khan pays tribute.

Dramatist Martin Crimp discusses his new play In the Republic of Happiness. It centres on a family Christmas interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Uncle Bob, who's not seen his relatives for a long time. Their world will never be the same again.

The video gaming year is reviewed by writer Naomi Alderman.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

  • The Video Gaming Year

    Naomi Alderman's 2012 Recommendations

    1.       Journey

    2.       The Walking Dead

    3.       Unmanned

    4.       The Unfinished Swan

    5.       Assassin’s Creed III

     

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