George RR Martin; Alison Jackson; The Congress

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George RR Martin, whose epic series of fantasy novels A Song Of Ice And Fire formed the basis for the TV hit Game Of Thrones, discusses creating an imaginary world loosely based on historical fiction. Alison Jackson is known for creating spoof photographs of celebrities caught in compromising positions, such as Madonna changing nappies or a member of the Royal Family in the bath. Having worked in photography, film and television, Alison Jackson is now producing an opera featuring celebrity-lookalikes, including Nigella Lawson, Boris Johnson and Prince Harry, singing well-known arias. Also tonight: Viv Groskop reviews the new film The Congress starring Robin Wright and Jon Hamm, and Terry Gilliam remembers the actor and comedian Robin Williams.

Producer: Ellie Bury

Image: George RR Martin
Photo Credit: Karolina Webb.

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Tue 12 Aug 2014 19:15

The Congress

The Congress

The Congress is in UK cinemas from Friday 15 August 2014, certificate 15.


Image: Robin Wright in The Congress

Alison Jackson

Alison Jackson
Alison Jackson: A Story in the Public Domain is on at the The Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh until Sunday 24 August 2014.


Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Lang
Interviewed GuestGeorge RR Martin
Interviewed GuestAlison Jackson
Interviewed GuestViv Groskop
Interviewed GuestTerry Gilliam
ProducerEllie Bury

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