Ben Whishaw; Margaret Kennedy

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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.

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Fri 8 Aug 2014 19:15

Lilting

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

Boomers

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

The Constant Nymph

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

 

Image: Margaret Moore Kennedy (1896-1967)

Smithsonian Institution, USA

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDamian Barr
Interviewed GuestBoyd Hilton
Interviewed GuestBen Whishaw
Interviewed GuestAnne Manuel
Interviewed GuestJoanna Briscoe
Interviewed GuestJennifer Mass
Interviewed GuestJohn Delaney
Interviewed GuestBronwyn Ormsby
ProducerNicola Holloway

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