Forest Whitaker

Francine Stock talks to Forest Whitaker, who plays Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, about how he prepared for the role; and to the director, Kevin MacDonald, about why it was so important to him that he shot the film in Uganda instead of South Africa, a place often used in films as a stand in for other African countries.

Francine is joined by novelist and film critic Adam Mars-Jones to discuss the work of Douglas Sirk, a director who, it has been argued, created the genre of the soap.

British documentary maker Nick Broomfield explains what inspired him to make a feature film about the events leading up to the Morecambe Bay tragedy in 2004.

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28 minutes

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Fri 12 Jan 2007 16:30

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