Intimate Apparel, Boyhood, Upstairs at the Party, People Just Do Nothing, Sikhs in WW1

Richard Linklater's latest film, Boyhood, was filmed over 39 days over a period of 12 years, so the actors and characters on the screen age in real time. When production began, the lead actor was 6 and it follows him dealing with life's ups and downs as he progresses towards adulthood.
Linda Grant's new novel Upstairs At The Party is the tale of a group of friends at a northern university in the 1970s and how their lives are changed by a personal catastrophe
Intimate Apparel is a play by African American playwright Lynn Nottage at London's Park Theatre. Set in 1905, it tells the story of Esther, a 35-year old African American seamstress who moved from North Carolina to New York City to seek her fortune and her relationships with the city's upper crust and lowlife alike.
BBC 3's People Just Do Nothing is a comedy set in a London pirate radio station and its cheerfully deluded team of enthusiastic idiots.
A new exhibition at SOAS in London chronicles the role of Sikh soldiers in The First World War. Indian soldiers made up one-in-six of the ranks of the British Empire forces, but their role has now been largely forgotten.
Sarfraz Manzoor is joined by Cahal Dallat, Louise Doughty and Antonia Quirke. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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Intimate Apparel

Written by Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel is at the Park Theatre in London until 27 July. Main Image Credit: Simon Annand.

Upstairs At The Party

Upstairs At The Party by Linda Grant is published by Virago.


Directed by Richard Linklater, Boyhood is in cinemas from Friday 11 July, certificate 15.

Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One

An exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS in London - Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One is on display until 28 September 2014.

People Just Do Nothing

A four part series, People Just Do Nothing begins on Sunday 20 July, 22.45pm, BBC Three.


Role Contributor
PresenterSarfraz Manzoor
Interviewed GuestCahal Dallat
Interviewed GuestLouise Doughty
Interviewed GuestAntonia Quirke
ProducerOliver Jones