Pet Shop Boys, Ian Hislop on Great Britain, Romesh Gunesekera, ENO cuts

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Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discuss their BBC late-night Prom which includes the world premiere of A Man From the Future, about Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing; Private Eye editor Ian Hislop reviews last night's opening of the Richard Bean play Great Britain starring Billie Piper, which deals with Leveson and the phone-hacking affair; English National Opera's Artistic Director John Berry on today's announcement of Arts Council cuts in funding; and Romesh Gunesekera on Noontide Toll, his new collection of related stories which deal with the effects of Sri Lanka's civil war.

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Tue 1 Jul 2014 19:15

Pet Shop Boys - Turing Prom

Pet Shop Boys - Turing Prom

The Pet Shop Boys late night Prom – BBC Prom 8 – is on Wednesday 23rd July at 10.15pm and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and online.

 

Richard Bean's Great Britain

Richard Bean's Great Britain

Great Britain is at the National Theatre in London until 23rd August, when it moves to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Sept to Jan 2015.

 

Image: Billie Piper as Paige Britain.

Credit: Johan Perrson

Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera's latest collection of stories Noontide Toll is out now as a paperback and ebook.

 

Photo credit: Yemisi Blake

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestNeil Tennant
Interviewed GuestChris Lowe
Interviewed GuestIan Hislop
Interviewed GuestJohn Berry
Interviewed GuestRomesh Gunesekera
ProducerJerome Weatherald

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