Rankin, Daft Punk, Brilliant Adventures, Terence Stamp's Cultural Exchange

With John Wilson.

The photographer Rankin is known for his cutting-edge fashion and advertising images, and his celebrity portraits. His new show at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool is called ALIVE: In The Face Of Death, where he has turned his attention to death and mortality. He talks to John about his experience of photographing people as they face the prospect of death.

Actor Terence Stamp chooses The Razor's Edge (1946) for Cultural Exchange. Based on Somerset Maugham's novel, it tells the story of an American pilot played by Tyrone Power who, traumatized by his experiences in World War I, sets off to India in search of transcendent meaning in his life. Terence talks about the huge impact this film has had on his own life.

Brilliant Adventures is a new play by Alistair McDowall. which won the Judges' Award in the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Set on a Middlesbrough council estate, the play focuses on the relationship between two brothers, one of whom has built a time machine. Writer Charlotte Keatley reviews.

The new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, is the French duo's fourth long-player after a seven year silence. Regarded as dance music pioneers, on this record Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are joined by other luminaries of the music world including Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder. Writer and DJ Dave Haslam gives his verdict.

Producer Ekene Akalawu.

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Main image from exhibition ALIVE: In The Face Of Death by photographer Rankin

Sandra Barber photographed by Rankin for his new exhibition, Alive: In The Face Of Death, on show at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Photo credit: RANKIN

Rankin with John Wilson

Rankin with John Wilson
The photographer Rankin with John Wilson


ALIVE: In The Face Of Death, an exhibition in which photographer Rankin examines death and mortality, is on at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool from tomorrow until 15 June 2013.

Brilliant Adventures

The play Brilliant Adventures by Alistair McDowall - a Royal Exchange and Live Theatre co-production - continues at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester until 25 May then transfers to the Live Theatre, Newcastle from 29 May until 15 June 2013.

Daft Punk

The Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories will be released in the UK on Monday.


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestRankin
Interviewed GuestTerence Stamp
ProducerEkene Akalawu
EditorJohn Goudie

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