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Ben Whishaw; Margaret Kennedy

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 August 2014

We review the new BBC One comedy series, Boomers. Set in Thurnemouth, 'Norfolk's only West facing resort', it follows the ups and downs of a group of baby boomers wrestling with the unique challenges of life in retirement, featuring an all-star cast including Alison Steadman, Stephanie Beacham, Russ Abbot and June Whitfield.

Actor Ben Whishaw on his new film Lilting, in which he plays a grieving man who tries to befriend his late boyfriend's Chinese mother.

Margaret Kennedy's 1924 novel, The Constant Nymph, was a sensational bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic and inspired a West End play and three films. Kennedy enjoyed success with her subsequent novels but today few recognise her name. With the reissue of her books, novelist Joanna Briscoe and Dr Anne Manuel discuss the qualities of this former literary lioness.

And where art meets science: Front Row spoke to three chemists who work in art galleries, preserving, restoring and even discovering, paintings.

Presenter: Damian Barr
Producer: Nicola Holloway.

Chapters

4 items
  • Boomers

    Boyd Hilton reviews the new BBC one comedy series, Boomers

  • Ben Whishaw

    Actor Ben Whishaw on his new film Lilting

  • Margaret Kennedy

    Joanna Briscoe and Dr Anne Manuel discuss the qualities of this former literary lioness

  • Where Art Meets Science

    Three chemists talk about preserving, restoring and even discovering, paintings

  • Lilting

    Cheng Pei Pei in Lilting

    Lilting starring Ben Whishaw & Cheng Pei Pei is released in UK cinemas on Friday 8 August 2014, certificate 15.

     

    Image: Cheng Pei Pei in Lilting, BBC Films

  • Boomers

    RUSS ABBOT, STEPHANIE BEACHAM, PHILIP JACKSON, ALISON STEADMAN, JAMES SMITH, PAULA WILCOX, JUNE WHITFIELD in Boomers, BBC One

    Boomers, a new TV comedy series starts on Friday 15 August at 21:00 on BBC one.

     

    Image: John (RUSS ABBOT), Maureen (STEPHANIE BEACHAM), Alan (PHILIP JACKSON), Joyce (ALISON STEADMAN), Trevor (JAMES SMITH), Carol (PAULA WILCOX), Joan (JUNE WHITFIELD)

    Image Credit:BBC/Hattrick
    Photographer:Jack Barnes

  • The Constant Nymph

    Margaret Moore Kennedy (1896-1967)

    The Constant Nymph written by Margaret Kennedy is published by Vintage Classics.

     

    Image: Margaret Moore Kennedy (1896-1967)

    Smithsonian Institution, USA

Credits

Presenter
Damian Barr
Interviewed Guest
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest
Ben Whishaw
Interviewed Guest
Anne Manuel
Interviewed Guest
Joanna Briscoe
Interviewed Guest
Jennifer Mass
Interviewed Guest
John Delaney
Interviewed Guest
Bronwyn Ormsby
Producer
Nicola Holloway

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