Ruth Rendell, 2 Guns, Michael Grandage, working Britain docs

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With Mark Lawson.

Ruth Rendell won the Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award last month. She speaks to Mark about writing sixty novels in fifty years, how she's managing Inspector Wexford's retirement, her friendship with PD James and her second career as a Life Peer in the House of Lords.

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg star as two undercover agents attempting to infiltrate a drugs cartel by posing as criminals - but neither are aware of the others true identity. Directed by Icelandic film and theatre director Baltasar Kormákur, the film is based on a graphic novel series. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews.

The recession has so far been fertile ground for TV producers and this week sees the beginning of two new series looking at work, and lack of it, in Britain. The writer Tony Parsons and historian Kathryn Hughes review Benefits Britain 1949 on Channel 4 and Paul O'Grady's Working Britain on BBC One.

Theatre director Michael Grandage offers his choice for the Cultural Exchange.

Producer Stephen Hughes.

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Mon 12 Aug 2013 19:15


Role Contributor
PresenterMark Lawson
Interviewed GuestRuth Rendell
Interviewed GuestMichael Grandage
ProducerStephen Hughes
EditorJohn Goudie

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