Rush; Ian Hislop and Nick Newman; Thomas Pynchon's new novel

With Mark Lawson.

The 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt is the focus of a new film Rush, directed by Ron Howard with a script by Peter Morgan. Alyson Rudd reviews the film that includes Lauda's 1976 crash that nearly claimed the driver's life.

The Wipers Times is a 90-minute TV drama about the men behind a satirical newspaper created for soldiers on the Western Front in the First World War. Co-writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman discuss their project which is based on a true story, and stars Michael Palin and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Thomas Pynchon's new novel Bleeding Edge is a historical romance set in New York at a time between the early days of the internet and the events of September 11, 2001. Novelist and Pynchon expert Lawrence Norfolk reviews the eighth novel from this famously private author, who once told CNN "my belief is that recluse is a code word generated by journalists ... meaning, 'doesn't like to talk to reporters...'".

And Mark reports on a literary first: the new novel by the Scottish writer Angus Peter Campbell will be published simultaneously in Scots Gaelic and in English. Angus Peter has written two versions of the book, which is mostly set on the Isle of Mull, an English language edition entitled The Girl on the Ferryboat and a Gaelic-language edition called An Nighean Air an Aiseig.

Producer Dymphna Flynn.

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Rush is in cinemas from 13th September, certificate 15.

The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times

The Wiper Times is on BBC Two on Wednesday 11th September at 9pm.

Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon is available from the 17th September in hardback and e-book.

The Girl on the Ferryboat and An Nighean Air an Aiseig

The Girl on the Ferryboat and An Nighean Air an Aiseig by Angus Peter Campbell will both be available in hardback later this month.


Role Contributor
PresenterMark Lawson
Interviewed GuestIan Hislop
Interviewed GuestNick Newman
ProducerDymphna Flynn

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