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Yinka Shonibare, Water Babies, Akhil Sharma, women film directors

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 May 2014

The artist Yinka Shonibare MBE talks to Kirsty Lang about his latest work The British Library, a study of immigration in Britain, currently showing at the Brighton Festival. US Novelist Akhil Sharma's new novel Family Life is based on his own family history and the tragedy of his brother's death, so why a novel rather than a memoir? A new report released this morning highlights a significant lack of female film directors on the big and small screen. Drama director Beryl Richards reflects on the findings. And as a new musical version of The Water Babies opens this week at Curve Theatre in Leicester, which features a waterfall, video projections of the performers singing under water and a hologram of Richard E Grant, the director, video designer and one of the actors discuss the mixture of musical theatre and special effects.

Producer Jerome Weatherald
Image: The British Library by Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Chapters

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Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest
Yinka Shonibare
Interviewed Guest
Akhil Sharma
Interviewed Guest
Beryl Richards
Producer
Jerome Weatherald

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