Fiona Shaw, Edward St Aubyn, Under Milk Wood

The Testament Of Mary, Colm Tóibín's Man Booker-nominated novella, has now been adapted for the theatre - starring Fiona Shaw and directed by Deborah Warner. Fiona Shaw joins Razia to discuss the effort and concentration required for a 100-minute monologue, and the way the production mixes religious and secular aspects.

Award winning revenge thriller Blue Ruin tells the story of an American man, Dwight Evans, who is seeking to kill his parents killers. As events unfold Evans, played by Macon Blair, undergoes a transformation from traumatised homeless drop-out to novice assassin. Mark Eccleston reviews.

Novelist Edward St Aubyn talks about his new book Lost For Words, a satirical look at the world of literary prizes.

And a new BBC and theatre production of Under Milk Wood to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth which includes contributions from Charlotte Church, Tom Jones and Michael Sheen.

Razia Iqbal - Presenter
Nicola Holloway - producer

Image Credit: Hugo Glendinning.

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Dylan Thomas: Laugharne Live

Dylan Thomas: Laugharne Live
The BBC is broadcasting a weekend of programmes to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth from Friday 2 until Monday 5 May 2014, please see the BBC website for details.

The Testament of Mary

The Testament of Mary starring Fiona Shaw is on at the Barbican, London until Sunday 25 May 2014.

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin is released in UK cinemas on Friday 2 May 2014, certificate 15 and is available to view online and on demand, see the website for details.


Image: Macon Blair as Dwight in Blue Ruin

Edward St. Aubyn

Edward St. Aubyn

Lost For Words written by Edward St. Aubyn is published by Picador.


Image Credit: Timothy Allen


Role Contributor
PresenterRazia Iqbal
Interviewed GuestFiona Shaw
Interviewed GuestMark Eccleston
Interviewed GuestEdward St Aubyn
Interviewed GuestBethan Jones
Interviewed GuestJohn McGrath
ProducerNicola Holloway

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