Graham Swift; How To Train Your Dragon; Glasgow Girls

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Booker Prize winning novelist Graham Swift has just published a collection of short stories concerned with life, death and the state of the nation. He talks to Razia about tackling big themes in short form.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 continues the story of Viking Hiccup and his dragon friend Toothless. The animated children's film is based on the stories by Cressida Cowell. Matt Thorne reviews.

The story of a group of Glasgow school girls who changed immigration practices in Scotland has already been dramatised for the stage and has now been transformed into a BBC Three musical drama. Razia speaks to co-writer and director Brian Welsh and real life 'Glasgow Girl' Emma Clifford explains what it's like to see herself portrayed on screen.

Architect Jack Pringle and architecture critic Hugh Pearman discuss the ethical responsibilities of architects - should they be held accountable for the condition of workers building their designs?

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Fri 11 Jul 2014 19:15

Graham Swift

Graham Swift
England And Other Stories written by Graham Swift is published by Simon & Schuster Ltd.

Glasgow Girls

Glasgow Girls

Glasgow Girls, a musical drama is on Tuesday 15 July 2014 at 22:00 on BBC Three.

 

Image: Letitia Wright as Amal in Glasgow Girls, BBC

How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is in UK cinemas now, certificate PG.

 

Image: © 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterRazia Iqbal
Interviewed GuestGraham Swift
Interviewed GuestMatt Thorne
Interviewed GuestBrian Welsh
Interviewed GuestEmma Clifford
Interviewed GuestHugh Pearman
Interviewed GuestJack Pringle

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