Jimmy McGovern, Tony Hatch, South American art

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Screenwriter Jimmy McGovern talks about his new BBC drama, Common, which was inspired by a letter from a mother whose son was imprisoned under the controversial Joint Enterprise law. Tony Hatch, composer of TV theme tunes for Crossroads, Neighbours and Sportsnight, looks back over his career and the hits he wrote for Petula Clark, Scott Walker and The Searchers. Amanda Hopkinson reviews a new Royal Academy exhibition, Radical Geometry, which focuses on art produced during a 50-year period in distinct parts of South America, and Ryan Gilbey reviews The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared, a new film adapted from the novel by Swedish author Jonas Jonasson. And as Ed Sheeran's album X - which is pronounced "multiply" - reaches number one, David Quantick discusses numbers in music.

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Mon 30 Jun 2014 19:15

Jimmy McGovern

Screenwriter Jimmy McGovern talks about his new BBC drama, Common, which was inspired by a letter from a mother whose son is in prison for murder.

Tony Hatch

Tony Hatch, composer of TV theme tunes for Crossroads, Neighbours and Sportsnight, looks back over his career and the hits he wrote for Petula Clark, Scott Walker and The Searchers.

Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection

Amanda Hopkinson reviews a new Royal Academy exhibition, Radical Geometry, which focuses on art produced during a 50-year period in distinct parts of South America.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

Ryan Gilbey reviews The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared, a new film adapted from the novel by Swedish author Jonas Jonasson.

On release Friday 4 July, certificate 15

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestJimmy McGovern
Interviewed GuestRyan Gilbey
Interviewed GuestTony Hatch
Interviewed GuestAmanda Hopkinson
Interviewed GuestDavid Quantick
ProducerOlivia Skinner

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