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Rufus Norris; David Jason; Jeremy Deller

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 15 October 2013

With Mark Lawson

This morning it was announced that Rufus Norris will succeed Nicholas Hytner as the new director of the National Theatre. Norris, who has been associate director of the National Theatre for two years, where he directed the Amen Corner and London Road among other productions, will take over from April 2015. Rufus Norris talks to Mark Lawson about his future plans.

As Sir David Jason, the star of Only Fools And Horses, Open All Hours, The Darling Buds of May, and A Touch of Frost, marks his five decade long career with an autobiography, he reveals why his career began almost by accident and how he can do an uncanny impression of Julian Clary.

The artist Jeremy Deller shows Mark around his latest exhibition, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, which has opened at Manchester Art Gallery. The show, which will tour the UK, explores what Deller sees as the continuing impact of the Industrial Revolution on British popular culture.

Producer Ekene Akalawu.

  • Rufus Norris

    Rufus Norris, John Makinson and Nicholas Hytner
    Rufus Norris (left) who will succeed Nicholas Hytner (far right) as the new director of the National Theatre in April 2015, with John Makinson (centre), the chairman of the National Theatre.
  • David Jason

    David Jason: My Life is out now published by Century
  • All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

    Curated by the artist Jeremy Deller, this exhibition is at the Manchester Art Gallery until 19 January 2014.

    Gallery: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air 

Credits

Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
David Jason
Interviewed Guest
Rufus Norris
Interviewed Guest
Jeremy Deller
Producer
Ekene Akalawu

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