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Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker; Lesley Sharp; Only Lovers Left Alive

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 17 February 2014

With John Wilson.

The legendary film-making duo of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were commemorated today with the unveiling of an English Heritage blue plaque. The plaque was unveiled by Thelma Schoonmaker, film-editor and Powell's widow, and by film-director Martin Scorsese. Both talk to John about their love of Powell and Pressburger's work.

The Welsh director Kieran Evans has won the BAFTA for an Outstanding Debut for his feature film Kelly + Victor. Evans, who started his career as a music video director, discusses what winning the BAFTA means to him.

John talks to the actress Lesley Sharp (Scott and Bailey, Clocking Off) about A Taste of Honey, the taboo-breaking play which was written by Shelagh Delaney in 1958 when she was only 18. Set in working class Salford in the 1950s, it's about social prejudice and the volatile relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter.

Only Lovers Left Alive, the latest release from independent director Jim Jarmusch, is a vampire romance drama nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star as the music-loving, undead couple Adam and Eve, who have been married for centuries. Briony Hansen reviews.

Producer: Olivia Skinner.

  • Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker

    John Wilson, Thelma Schoonmaker and Martin Scorsese

    The legendary film-making duo of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were commemorated today with the unveiling of an English Heritage blue plaque, at Dorset House, a block of flats in Marylebone. It was unveiled by Thelma Schoonmaker, film-editor and Powell's widow, and by film-director Martin Scorsese - who first encountered Powell and Pressburger when he was a small boy.

  • Lesley Sharpe

    Lesley Sharp
    John Wilson talks to actress Lesley Sharp as she takes up her role in Shelagh Delaney's play A Taste of Honey.
  • Kieran Evans

    The Welsh director Kieran Evans has won the BAFTA for an Outstanding Debut for his feature film Kelly + Victor. Evans, who started his career as a music video director, discusses directing videos for the Manic Street Preachers and what the opening of a branch of Pinewood studios in Wales will mean for the British film industry.

Credits

Presenter
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
Martin Scorsese
Interviewed Guest
Thelma Schoonmaker
Interviewed Guest
Kieran Evans
Interviewed Guest
Lesley Sharp
Interviewed Guest
Briony Hansen
Producer
Olivia Skinner

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