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Sir Kenneth Branagh; Michael Symmons Roberts; Sensing Spaces

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 23 January 2014

With Mark Lawson

Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about his latest film: the return of Tom Clancy's iconic creation, Jack Ryan. In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the CIA analyst is up against a ruthless Russian oligarch, played by Branagh - who also directed the thriller. He discusses the parallels between directing multi-million dollar action films and stage-productions of Shakespeare, and the influence of Laurence Olivier.

Costa poetry prize winner Michael Symmons Roberts discusses his latest collection, Drysalter. The book is his sixth collection of poetry, consisting of 150 poems, each one fifteen lines long. He explains why it was helpful to have formal constraints to hold the poems together, and the social uses of poetry.

The main galleries of the Royal Academy have been transformed by its latest exhibition, Sensing Spaces, in which seven architectural practices from around the world have been commissioned to allow visitors to engage with structures, perspectives, sounds, textures - even scents. Mark visits the exhibition, together with author and critic Rachel Cooke.

Producer: Gabriella Meade.

  • Sir Kenneth Branagh

    Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about his latest film: the return of Tom Clancy's iconic creation, Jack Ryan.
  • Michael Symmons Roberts

    Costa poetry prize winner Michael Symmons Roberts discusses his latest collection, Drysalter.
  • The Royal Academy - Sensing Spaces

    The main galleries of the Royal Academy have been transformed by its latest exhibition, Sensing Spaces, in which seven architectural practices from around the world have been commissioned to allow visitors to engage with structures, perspectives and sounds. Rachel Cooke reviews.

Credits

Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Kenneth Branagh
Interviewed Guest
Michael Symmons Roberts
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Cooke
Producer
Gabriella Meade

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