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Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre, James Patterson, Nicholas Hytner, Ming

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 June 2014

Kirsty Lang talks to actress Lesley Manville and director Richard Eyre about filming their award-winning production of Ibsen's Ghosts.

Best-selling author James Patterson on giving away his own money to UK bookshops.

National Theatre director Nicholas Hytner on Richard Bean's new play Great Britain, a satire on the press and politics.

And a review of the National Museum of Scotland's exhibition Ming: The Golden Empire. With art historian Duncan McMillan.

Chapters

4 items
  • Great Britain

    National Theatre director Nicholas Hytner on Richard Bean's new play Great Britain.

  • James Patterson

    Best-selling author James Patterson on giving away his own money to UK bookshops.

  • Ming Exhibition

    Art Historian Duncan Macmillan on Ming: The Golden Empire in Scotland

  • Ibsen's Ghosts

    Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre on their award-winning production of Ibsen's Ghosts.

  • Ghosts

    Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden in Ghosts

    Ghosts starring Lesley Manville and directed by Richard Eyre is showing in selected cinemas on Thursday 26 June 2014, please see the website for details.

     

    Image: Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden in Ghosts
    Photo Credit: Hugo Glendinning

  • James Patterson

    James Patterson

    To find out more information on James Patterson's donation to independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland please visit The Booksellers Association website.

     

    Photo credit: Sue Patterson

  • Great Britain

    Billie Piper & Dermot Crowley in Great Britain at the National Theatre

    Great Britain by Richard Bean opens on Monday 30 June 2014 at the National Theatre, London and is booking until Saturday 23 August 2014.

     

    Image: Billie Piper & Dermot Crowley in Great Britain at the National Theatre
    Photo Credit: 59 Productions

  • Ming: The Golden Empire

    Ming: The Golden Empire is on at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh from Friday 27 June until Sunday 19 October 2014.

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest
James Patterson
Interviewed Guest
Nicholas Hynter
Interviewed Guest
Duncan McMillan
Producer
Nicola Holloway

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