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Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey; Barkhad Abdi; Salamander

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 07 February 2014

With John Wilson.

Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey of The Who have teamed up for a new project. Since he was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year, Wilko has been collaborating with Daltrey on an album, Going Back Home. They talk about their shared musical interests and Roger explains why Wilko reminds him of a young Pete Townsend.

John talks to first time actor and former limo driver Barkhad Abdi, whose extraordinary performance as a Somali pirate in the film Captain Phillips opposite Tom Hanks has earned him Oscar, Golden Globe and Bafta nominations.

Salamander is the latest Euro-thriller to arrive on British TV - this time from Belgium, and in Flemish. Disguised as builders, a gang rob a top Belgian bank - but the burglars only target a small handful of the vaults, the ones belonging to the country's industrial, financial, judicial and political elite. These stolen safe-deposit boxes contain secrets that could bring down the nation. Crime writer Dreda Say Mitchell reviews.

Hans Haacke and David Shrigley will be the next two artists to display their work on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth. Haacke's sculpture of a horse's skeleton will go up in 2015, followed by Shrigley's giant thumbs up in 2016. Both artists discuss developing an idea for one of London's busiest civic spaces and explain why humour is important in public art.

Producer: Olivia Skinner.

  • Barkhad Abdi

    Main image: Barkhad Abdi with Tom Hanks in the film Captain Phillips

    Barkhad Abdi, who plays Muse, the leader of a band of Somali pirates in the film Captain Phillips, has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the film which is in cinemas on Monday 10 February, certificate 12A.
  • Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey

    Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson and The Who’s Roger Daltrey's new album Going Back Home is released on 10 March 2014 on Chess Records.

    Wilko and Roger will perform tracks from the album at a one-off show at The O2, Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 25 February 2014. 
  • Salamander

    Salamander, a twelve part Belgian political thriller, begins this Saturday 8 February 2014 on BBC Four at 9pm.
  • The Fourth Plinth

    John Wilson and David Shrigley with the maquette of Shrigley’s 4th plinth work “Really Good”
    Gift Horse by the German artist Hans Haacke, a skeletal, riderless horse with an electronic stock market ticker tape tied to its leg, will be unveiled on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London in 2015.

    David Shrigley's bronze Really Good, a 10-metre-high thumbs-up (see image), will be unveiled in 2016.

Credits

Presenter
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
Wilko Johnson
Interviewed Guest
Roger Daltrey
Interviewed Guest
Barkhad Abdi
Interviewed Guest
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest
Hans Haacke
Interviewed Guest
David Shrigley
Producer
Olivia Skinner

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