Godzilla reviewed; Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello in La Traviata

With John Wilson. Godzilla's back in cinemas this Thursday in a new film by British director Gareth Edwards, who earned worldwide acclaim for his debut Monsters in 2010. This time the world's most famous monster is pitted against a humanity arrogant enough to think it can control nature. Antonia Quirke reviews.

John meets Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello, two young American singers dubbed "America's fastest-rising husband-and-wife opera stars" who are starring in La Traviata at London's Royal Opera House.

From There To Here is the latest TV series from writer Peter Bowker. The drama follows two families from different backgrounds in the aftermath of the 1996 bomb explosion in central Manchester. Peter tells John about his desire to write a love-letter to Manchester.

Six British feature films including A Matter of Life and Death and Bend It Like Beckham are being celebrated today with a new issue of stamps. Philip Parker, Head of Stamps Strategy at the Royal Mail explains the choices.

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La Traviata

La Traviata
John speaks with the stars of La Traviata, Ailyn Perez & Stephen Costello. La Traviata continues until 20th May at the Royal Opera House.  Their album Love Duets is available on the Warner Classics label.


Godzilla is released across the UK on Thursday 15 May, rated 12A.

From There to Here

From There to Here

John speaks with Peter Bowker, the creator of this Manchester based three part drama, which begins 22 May at 9pm on BBC One

A documentary about Peter’s work, A Writer’s Journey From There To Here, is on BBC4 this Sunday 18 May at 9.30pm.

Great British Film Stamps

Great British Film Stamps

Philip Parker, Royal Mail's Head of Stamps Strategy, on how they decided which iconic film image to use.

Sets available at the Royal Mail.  Image is of Mike Leigh with the stamp of his film, Secrets & Lies.


Role Contributor
ActorJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestAntonia Quirke
Interviewed GuestAilyn Perez
Interviewed GuestStephen Costello
Interviewed GuestPeter Bowker
Interviewed GuestPhilip Parker
ProducerDymphna Flynn

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