Rik Mayall; Folk Art; TV soaps; Prince Buthelezi on Zulu; John Tusa

With Matthew d'Ancona.

A tribute to the Young Ones and Black Adder actor Rik Mayall whose death was announced today; a review British Folk Art at Tate Britain, a collection of mostly unknown art from local museums round the country. Sir John Tusa describes his vision of the current state of the arts in the UK and sets our the range of leadership skills needed by those who run arts bodies.

On the 50th anniversary of the film Zulu, Matthew talks to Prince Buthelezi who played his own great grandfather King Cetshwayo in the story of the battle at Rorke's Drift between 150 British soldiers and 4,000 Zulu warriors, and how at a time of apartheid restrictions the film set was a non-racist one.

Plus, we consider the current storylines of EastEnders and Coronation Street where a murder on each show has increased viewing figures to over 8 million on some nights. Coronation Street Producer Stuart Blackburn and TV executive Mal Young, who has overseen programmes including EastEnders, discuss the mechanics of executing a big storyline.

Presenter : Matthew d'Ancona
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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Coronation Street & Eastenders

Coronation Street & Eastenders

Coronation Street continues on Monday 9 June at 19:30 & 20:30 on itv. Eastenders also continues on Monday 9 June at 20:00 on BBC one.


Image: Tina played by Michelle Keegan in Coronation Street, itv

John Tusa

John Tusa
Pain in the Arts written by John Tusa is published by I.B.Tauris on Tuesday 10 June 2014.

Prince Buthelezi

Prince Buthelezi

Prince Buthelezi can be seen in the 50th Anniversary Gala Screening of Zulu held by Walking with the Wounded at the Odeon Leicester Square, London on Tuesday 10 June 2014 at 18:00. Zulu is also available on DVD and Blu-ray.


Image Credit: Paramount

British Folk Art

British Folk Art is on at Tate Britain, London from Tuesday 10 June until Sunday 31 August 2014.


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew d'Ancona
Interviewed GuestJohn Lloyd
Interviewed GuestJohn Tusa
Interviewed GuestRachel Campbell-Johnston
Interviewed GuestMangosuthu Buthelezi
Interviewed GuestStuart Blackburn
Interviewed GuestMal Young
ProducerDymphna Flynn

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