Tom Sutcliffe discusses family secrets and Scottish royalty
Tom Sutcliffe talks to Michael Holroyd about why he put his own family in the spotlight in his late 50s novel A Dog's Life, only published in the UK after the death of his parents. Family secrets and a doctor's revenge are at the heart of Herman Koch's darkly comic novel, while Hugo Blick's new television series, An Honourable Woman, explores how the sins of the father resonate in the present. The playwright Rona Munro looks ahead to a trilogy of plays which chart the rise and fall of Scotland's Royal Family, from James I to III, with tales of love, war, treachery and intrigue.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
Rona Munro is a playwright.
The James Plays are at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, from 10 to 22 August. They then transfer to the National Theatre, London from September to October.
|Interviewed Guest||Michael Holroyd|
|Interviewed Guest||Rona Munro|
|Interviewed Guest||Herman Koch|
|Interviewed Guest||Hugo Blick|