Kings of the Dance; John Banville; Yves Saint Laurent biopic

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With John Wilson.

Five of the world's greatest ballet stars are together on stage this week in Kings Of The Dance at The London Coliseum. John talks to principal dancers Roberto Bolle and Marcelo Gomes.

John Banville, the Man Booker Prize winning author of The Sea, also writes crime fiction under the pen name Benjamin Black. Now Banville, writing as Black, has taken on the legacy of Raymond Chandler and penned a hardboiled detective novel. John Banville discusses Chandler's iconic private eye, Phillip Marlowe, and the re-creation of Chandler's literary style.

The life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent is the subject of two films this year. The first biopic looks at his taking over Christian Dior's fashion house at the age of 21, and finding creative success whilst battling with personal demons. Linda Grant, Orange Prize winner and author of The Thoughtful Dresses, reviews.

Director Nicholas Hytner discusses his plans for the National Theatre in the year ahead. It's the last year Hytner will be responsible for the theatre, before Rufus Norris takes over the role. The season is dominated by new works from David Hare, Polly Stenham and Tom Stoppard.

Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.

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Thu 20 Mar 2014 19:15

Kings of the Dance

Kings of the Dance
Five of the world's greatest ballet stars are together on stage this week in Kings Of The Dance at The London Coliseum. John talks to principal dancers Roberto Bolle and Marcelo Gomes.

Sir Nicholas Hytner

Director Nicholas Hytner discusses his plans for the National Theatre in the year ahead. The season is dominated by new works from David Hare, Polly Stenham and Tom Stoppard.

John Banville

John Banville, the Man Booker Prize winning author of The Sea, also writes crime fiction under the pen name Benjamin Black. Now Banville, writing as Black, has taken on the legacy of Raymond Chandler and penned a hardboiled detective novel.

Yves Saint Laurent

The life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent is the subject of two films this year. The first biopic looks at his taking over Christian Dior's fashion house at the age of 21, and finding creative success whilst battling with personal demons. Linda Grant, Orange Prize winner and author of The Thoughtful Dresses, reviews.

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Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestRoberto Bolle
Interviewed GuestMarcelo Gomes
Interviewed GuestJohn Banville
Interviewed GuestLinda Grant
Interviewed GuestNicholas Hytner
ProducerRebecca Nicholson

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