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

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 July 2014

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.

Chapters

4 items
  • Pet Shop Boys

    Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe on their world premiere at the BBC Proms.

  • Great Britain

    Ian Hislop reviews the play, Great Britain, a satire on the phone hacking scandal.

  • Arts Council Funding Cuts: ENO

    Artistic Director John Berry on the ENO's 30 percent subsidy cut.

  • Romesh Gunesekera

    Romesh on Noon Tide Tolls, a short story collection all set in Sri Lanka.

  • Pet Shop Boys - Turing Prom

    Pet Shop Boys

    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

Presenter
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
Neil Tennant
Interviewed Guest
Chris Lowe
Interviewed Guest
Ian Hislop
Interviewed Guest
John Berry
Interviewed Guest
Romesh Gunesekera
Producer
Jerome Weatherald

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