Before Midnight, Conor McPherson, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Rachel Whiteread

With Mark Lawson

Before Midnight is the last instalment in the acclaimed film trilogy that began with Before Sunset and continued with Before Sunrise. Jesse and Celine, who enjoyed brief encounters in Vienna and Paris, are now married with children, but as their summer holiday in Greece comes to an end, the light seems to be going out of their relationship. Antonia Quirke delivers her verdict on one of modern cinema's most famous and enduring couples, played by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

Neil Hannon (frontman and founder of The Divine Comedy) and musician Thomas Walsh discuss their second cricket-inspired album Sticky Wickets, and the formation of their band The Duckworth Lewis Method. They also reveal how they arranged special guests including Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry and Henry Blofeld.

The Weir, a series of ghost stories told in an Irish pub, was a huge hit for playwright Conor McPherson over a decade ago. His latest play The Night Alive returns to the theme of how the past can haunt the present in unexpected ways. Conor McPherson talks to Mark about the experiences that have informed his writing.

Artist Rachel Whiteread makes her selection for the Cultural Exchange - a painting by Bridget Riley, which she kept as a postcard.

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The Night Alive

The Night Alive is currently playing at The Donmar Warehouse in London until the 27th July.

Duckworth-Lewis Method

Divine Comedy's new album & single, Sticky Wicket is out 1st July.


Before Midnight

Before Midnight is released in cinemas nationwide on Friday 21st June.


Role Contributor
PresenterMark Lawson
PresenterMary-Jo Rosalba
ProducerStephen Hughes
EditorJohn Goudie
Interviewed GuestConor McPherson

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