Guy Garvey; Sir David Frost's memorial; 300 - Rise of an Empire

With John Wilson.

Guy Garvey, Elbow's lead singer and guitarist, talks about the band's sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Written during a period of change for the band, the lyrics cover the break-up of a long term relationship. Guy Garvey discusses how recent events inspired the band's song writing.

300: Rise Of An Empire is the sequel to 2007's 300, and - like the original - inspired by the work of graphic novelist Frank Miller, and with the same stylised, blood-spattered storyline. The sequel focusses on Themistokles, the Athenian general who - during the same three days as Thermopylae - led the Greek navy against the Persian navy, commanded by a brutal woman named Artemisia. Natalie Haynes reviews.

The broadcaster Sir David Frost is to have a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey. The Dean of the Abbey gives John a tour of the site and David Frost's new neighbours, and explains how decisions about these memorials are reached.

Producer: Olivia Skinner.

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Guy Garvey

Main image: Presenter John Wilson with Guy Garvey, lead singer of Elbow. Photo credit: Jerome Weatherald

The sixth album by the band Elbow, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, will be out on Monday 10 March 2014 on Fiction Records.  

300: Rise Of An Empire

300: Rise Of An Empire (3D) is out in UK cinemas from this Friday 7 March 2014, certificate 15. 


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestGuy Garvey
Interviewed GuestNatalie Haynes
ProducerOlivia Skinner

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