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Andrew Lloyd Webber; Christmas TV; Anchorman 2

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 16 December 2013

With Mark Lawson.

Ron Burgundy returns in Anchorman 2. Will Ferrell's hirsute newsreader and his crack team of reporters make it to the big-time as they bring their unique brand of newsgathering to New York city. Mishal Husain discusses whether this sequel to the cult comedy has stayed classy.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical examines the life and death of society osteopath Stephen Ward, a key figure in the 1963 Profumo scandal, who later committed suicide. Lloyd Webber explains the crucial role Front Row played in the musical coming to fruition and discusses his frustration at the secrecy surrounding the events of Ward's trial.

It's the battle of the costume dramas this Christmas. From the BBC it's Death Comes to Pemberley, adapted from PD James's follow-up to Pride and Prejudice. Six years after the marriage of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy, the couple are preparing for the annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home, when the family's peace is shattered by a murder in the estate's woodlands. And from ITV, it's Downton Abbey where it's the summer season and as part of Rose's 'coming out' she is to be presented at Buckingham Palace. Rachel Cooke reviews both.

Producer: Ellie Bury.

  • Anchorman 2

    Ron Burgundy returns in Anchorman 2. Will Ferrell's hirsute newsreader and his crack team of reporters make it to the big-time as they bring their unique brand of newsgathering to New York city. Mishal Husain discusses whether this sequel to the cult comedy has stayed classy.

  • Stephen Ward: The Musical

    Stephen Ward (Alexander Hanson) and Mandy Rice Davies (Charlotte Blackledge) in Stephen Ward
    Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical examines the life and death of society osteopath Stephen Ward, a key figure in the 1961 Profumo scandal, who later committed suicide. Lloyd Webber explains the crucial role Front Row played in the musical coming to fruition and discusses his frustration at the secrecy surrounding the events of Ward's trial.

  • Death Comes to Pemberley and Downton Abby

    A Christmas drama round up. From the BBC it's Death Comes to Pemberley, adapted from PD James's follow-up to Pride and Prejudice. And from ITV, it's Downton Abbey. Rachel Cooke reviews both.

Credits

Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Interviewed Guest
Mishal Husain
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Cooke
Producer
Ellie Bury

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