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Our Queen documentary; John Ashbery; Beyond the Hills review

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 15 March 2013

With Mark Lawson.

Michael Waldman is a TV documentary maker who has gained unprecedented access to the royal family to make Our Queen. The programme follows the Queen during 2012 as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee and observes the usually secretive meetings she hold with the Prime Minister. He explains how he gained access and what he learned about the royal family.

Beyond The Hills, an award-winning film from Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, is based on a true story about a suspected case of demonic possession in a monastery. Briony Hanson delivers her verdict.

Last year the octogenarian American poet John Ashbery was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama at the White House. In a rare interview from his New York home, John Ashbery discusses his latest collection Quick Question, and reflects on the challenge some readers and critics have found in the complexity of the language he uses.

Producer Ellie Bury.

Chapters

3 items
  • Michael Waldman

    Interview with Michael Waldman, the director of the ITV documentary, Our Queen.

  • Beyond The Hills

    Briony Hanson reviews the film Beyond The Hills.

  • John Ashbery

    Interview with American poet John Ashbery.

  • Our Queen

    Our Queen is on ITV on Sunday 17th March at 8pm.

    Photo above: Oxford Film and Television/ITV.

  • John Ashbery

    John Ashbery

    John Ashbery’s new collection of poems, Quick Question, is published by Carcanet.

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