Blue Is the Warmest Colour; Mojo revival; Sally Wainwright

With Mark Lawson.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour won the top prize, the Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, but was quickly mired in controversy when the actresses Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopolous complained about gruelling love scenes which took days to film. Subsequently, the director Abdellatif Kechiche said that the movie should not be released, as it had been sullied by accusations that it was a "horrible" shoot. Briony Hanson, a former programmer of the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival delivers her verdict.

Last Tango in Halifax won the 2013 Bafta for Best Drama Series and went on to be broadcast in America to great acclaim. Series two begins tonight on BBC One and picks up where we left Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid's reunited childhood sweethearts. Writer Sally Wainwright discusses how she approached the follow-up.

With news today that film producers are to make a sequel to the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life", film critic Mark Eccleston explores some other surprising and unlikely film sequels.

Writer Jez Butterworth and director Ian Rickson had one of the biggest critical hits of the last decade with their 2008 play Jerusalem. Now they have returned to the work which set light to their careers in 1995, Mojo. The new West End production of Mojo stars Rupert Grint, Brendan Coyle and Ben Whishaw as gangsters in 1950s Soho. Jez Butterworth and Ian Rickson discuss Mojo, Jerusalem and two decades of working together.

Producer: Ellie Bury.

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Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue is the Warmest Colour is in cinemas from 22nd November, certificate 18.



Mojo, written by Jez Butterworth and directed by Ian Rickson, is at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London until January 25th 2014.


Image: Jez Butterworth and Ian Rickson in rehearsals for Mojo. Photo by Simon Annand.

Last Tango in Halifax

Last Tango in Halifax

The second series of Last Tango in Halifax begins tonight at 9pm BBC One.


Role Contributor
PresenterMark Lawson
Interviewed GuestSally Wainwright
Interviewed GuestMark Eccleston
Interviewed GuestJez Butterworth
Interviewed GuestIan Rickson
ProducerEllie Bury

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