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Stewart Lee, Jonathan Creek, Versailles

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 25 February 2014

With John Wilson.

Critic Matt Wolf discusses the reasons that new musicals from both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice will be closing early, on the same day.

Comedian Stewart Lee returns to our screens this weekend with series 3 of the Bafta-winning Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. This time satirist Chris Morris is taking Armando Ianucci's role as counsellor/interrogator, intercut with the cynical, meta stand-up that Lee is known for. He discusses the differences between the Stewart Lee we see onscreen and his real personality.

Alan Davies returns to our screens in the first new series of Jonathan Creek for five years, the offbeat crime drama written by One Foot in the Grave's David Renwick. Davies reprises his central role as an inventor of magic tricks who also has a talent for solving mysteries. Critic Naomi Alderman gives her response to the show's return.

Playwright Peter Gill discusses his World War I drama Versailles, about the treaty that would define the future of Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the world.

  • Stewart Lee

    Stewart Lee

    Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, series 3, begins this coming Saturday 1 March 2014 at 10pm on BBC Two.

  • Jonathan Creek

    Jonathan Creek
    Jonathan Creek, series 5, begins on BBC One this Friday 28 February at 9pm. 
  • Peter Gill

    Versailles, a new play directed by Peter Gill, is at the Donmar Warehouse in London until 5 April 2014. 

Credits

Presenter
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest
Stewart Lee
Interviewed Guest
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest
Peter Gill
Producer
Stephen Hughes

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