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Nicole Kidman, Barbara Taylor Bradford and Kathy Lette

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 01 March 2013

Actress Nicole Kidman talks about her latest role in her new film Stoker.

Best selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford drops by with her new book Secrets From The Past

Kathy Lette chats to Claudia about supporting adult literacy

Arts Show correspondent Anna Bailey opens up the Arts Desk with the next 7 days of not-to-be-missed arts news from around the country.

Plus, Michael Billington reviews the theatre. And film critic Xan Brooks takes a look back at the Oscars along with the latest movie and DVD releases around the country.

Music Played

18 items
  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Drive My Car

    The Beatles 1962 1966, EMI, 0777 7-97036 2 3

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Army of Two

    Army of Two, Epic, 1

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Starman

    Ziggy Stardust, EMI, CDP-794400-2

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Healing Hands

    Perfect Day (Various Artists), Columbia, SONYTV-42CD

  • Image for Mumford & Sons

    Mumford & Sons Whispers in the Dark

    Babel, Island, 3712787

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys West End Girls

    Pet Shop Boys: Disco, PARLOPHONE, PRG-1001

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley You're The Devil In Disguise

    Elvis The Legend, RCA, PD-89063

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Everywhere

    Tango In The Night, WARNER BROS, 9254712-NA

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    Graffiti On The Train, IGNITION RECORDS, 2300300

  • Image for Sixto Rodriguez

    Sixto Rodriguez I Think of You

    Searching For Sugarman - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Sony Legacy, 88725447852

  • Emeli Sande In Concert

  • Image for Mike + The Mechanics

    Mike + The Mechanics The Living Years

    Mike And The Mechanics Hits, VIRGIN, 72438-4144821

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer I Feel Love

    The Journey: The Very Best Of..., ISLAND, 060249862858-4

  • Image for Orchestra

    Orchestra Uncle Charlie

    Stoker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Warner Classics, 9903994562

  • Image for Lee Hazlewood

    Lee Hazlewood Summer Wine

    Artist: Nancy Sinatra

    The Greatest Hits Of Nancy Sinatra, Boulevard, ANUE CD-1

  • Image for Orchestra

    Orchestra Duet

    Stoker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Warner Classics, 9903994562

  • Image for Orchestra

    Orchestra Crawford Institute (Family Secret)

    Stoker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Warner Classics, 9903994562

  • Image for Orchestra

    Orchestra We Are Not Responsible For Who We Come To Be (Free)

    Stoker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Warner Classics, 9903994562

  • Kathy Lette Cycles in and talks about Quick Reads

    Kathy Lette Cycles in and talks about Quick Reads

    New research shows that over 12 million UK adults have only picked up a book to read for pleasure once in the past six months. Othrs claim they never read books at all. As part of their Adult Literacy Campaign Quick Reads have launched a new set of bite-size books by well known authors. Kathy Lette's is a firm supporter of the adult literacy campaigna and tells us about her contribution ‘Love Is Blind.’

    KATHY LETTE’S Quick Read ‘Love Is Blind’, part of the Adult Literacy Campaign, is published by Black Swann and is available now for just £1. And the ‘Boy That Fell To Earth’ is out in paperback next month, published by Transworld.

    Kathy Lette's Home Page
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford's latest novel: "Secrets from the Past"

    Barbara Taylor Bradford's  latest novel: "Secrets from the Past"

    BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD always wanted to write a novel, the turning point came in 1976 when she sold A Woman of Substance to a publisher on the strength of a ten-page outline. She’s now published in over 90 countries in 40 languages, with sales in excess of 82 million

    "Secrets From The Past" is published by Harper Collins and is out now in hardback and on ebook

    Barbara Taylor Bradford's Home Page
  • Anna Bailey's Arts Desk News and talks to Nicole Kidman

    Anna Bailey's Arts Desk News and talks to Nicole Kidman

    PHOTOGRAPHY: Man Ray at the National Portrait Gallery in London

    DANCE: Aladdin touring around the UK

    OPERA: La Voix Humane by Opera Up North performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet then going on UK tour


    MUSICAL THEATRE: The Full Monty at the Sheffield Lyceum and then going on UK tour

    Stoker: Stars Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode and is on general release, certificate 18. You can hear more from Anna on our website

  • Xan Brooks talks about Oscar Winners and the latest film releases

    Xan Brooks talks about Oscar Winners and the latest film releases

    STOKER

    Director: Park Chan-wook
    Cast: Mia Wasikowska , Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode

    India Stoker loses her father in a tragic road accident on her eighteenth birthday leaving her alone with her emotionally unstable mother, Evelyn. That is until India’s uncle Charlie comes to live with them. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that there is more to this seemingly mysterious and charming man, than meets the eye, and as Charlie and India grow closer, to Evelyn’s outrage, the real horror begins.

    Stoker is out now, certificate 18.

    HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

    Director: Tommy Wirkola
    Cast: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen

    Another fairytale gets a makeover… After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches...their past.

    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is certificate 15 and out now.

    BROKEN CITY

    Director: Allen Hughes
    Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    In a broken city rife with injustice, ex?cop Billy Taggart(WAHLBERG) seeks redemption – and revenge – after being double?crossed by the city’s most powerful figure, the mayor (CROWE). Billy’s relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an unstoppable force – and the mayor’s worst nightmare.

    Broken City is out now certificate 15

  • Michael Billington talks about the latest Theatre Productions

    Michael Billington talks about the latest Theatre Productions

    A CHORUS LINE at the London Palladium

    The old show about a group of Broadway dancers auditioning for a big musical is back on town. It took New York by storm in 1975 and, until Cats came along, was the longest-running musical in Broadway history.

    A Chorus Line is running at The London Palladium until January 2014.

    MACBETH at the Trafalgar Studios
    This is part of a season called Trafalgar Transformed. They've altered the shape of the theatre and Jamie Lloyd is going to direct a season of plays about power and politics. And he starts with Macbeth starring James McAvoy.

    Macbeth is at the Trafalgar Studios until the end of April.

    TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS at the Donmar Warehouse

    James McAvoy, of course, starred in Atonement. And Joe Wright, who directed it, is making his debut as a theatre director with this play from 1898 by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero. It's a love-letter to the theatre in which a star actress draws her upper-class fiance into the greasepaint world.

    Trelawny of the Wells is at the Donmar Warehouse, booking until 13th April.

    I WAS A RAT at the Old Birmingham Rep and on tour

    This is an adaptation of Philip Pullman's 1999 story, by Teresa Ludovico, about a child who doesn't really know if he's a boy or a rat; and it’s been chosen to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Birmingham Rep which began its life in February 1913.

    I Was A Rat is at the Old Birmingham Rep until March 2 and then tours the country until June 1.

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