Sir Neville Marriner; The Inbetweeners 2; My Night With Reg

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Sir Neville Marriner, who turned 90 this year, is the most recorded living conductor. He talks to Kirsty Lang about his long and varied career, and his return to the BBC Proms.

The Inbetweeners is a rare example of a television sitcom which made a successful transfer to the big screen. Co-creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris discuss their second Inbetweeners film in which the four friends take their teenage antics on a gap year to Australia.

The words of Poets Laureate across three and a half centuries feature in a new exhibition opening this week. From the first poet appointed to the post, John Dryden, to the current one, Carol Ann Duffy - original manuscripts and rare editions of their works are on display. In addition, historic recordings of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ted Hughes and Sir John Betjeman, as well as readings by actors Timothy West, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis and Dame Judi Dench can be heard, bringing new resonance to the poems themselves. Curator Deborah Clarke tells Kirsty about the start and development of the post of Poet Laureate, and about bringing their words to life.

Kirsty is joined by critic David Benedict to review a new production of My Night With Reg, a 1994 gay comedy set during the AIDS crisis.

Image: Sir Neville Marriner (c) Mark Allan.

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My Night With Reg

My Night With Reg

My Night With Reg is on at the Donmar Warehouse, London until Saturday 27 September 2014.

 

Image: Geoffrey Streatfeild (Daniel), Jonathan Broadbent (Guy) and Julian Ovenden (John) in My Night With Reg

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch and Walton

Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch and Walton

Prom 32: Beethoven, Bruch and Walton, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner with Joshua Bell playing violin is performed on Sunday 10 August at 16:00, broadcast live on Radio 3. To find out more information on the event and to get tickets please see the Proms Website.

 

Image: Joshua Bell

© Marie Mazzucco

 

The Inbetweeners 2

The Inbetweeners 2

The Inbetweeners 2, written and directed by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley is released in UK cinemas on Wednesday 6 August 2014, certificate 15.

 

Image: Damon Beesley & Iain Morris on the set of The Inbetweeners 2

Poetry for the Palace

Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy part of the Royal Collection is on at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh from Thursday 7 August until Sunday 2 November 2014.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Lang
Interviewed GuestNeville Marriner
Interviewed GuestDamon Beesley
Interviewed GuestIain Morris
Interviewed GuestDeborah Clarke
Interviewed GuestDavid Benedict
ProducerNicola Holloway

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