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Setting the week's cultural agenda.
24 April 2006
Andrew Marr
This week Andrew Marr is joined by Sir Peter Hall, Simon Callow, Ruth Scurr and Neil Biswas.
To mark the centenary of Samuel Beckett's birth, SIR PETER HALL recalls his original London production of Beckett's ground-breaking masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, in a lecture for National Theatre Platforms entitled The Coming of Godot with Peter Hall on Thursday 27 April.

Celebrated actor, director and writer SIMON CALLOW talks about another stellar versatile character: Orson Welles. Callow's latest book looks at what happened to Welles' career after his first feature film - the Oscar-winning Citizen Kane. Orson Welles: Hello Americans is published by Jonathan Cape. 

How did a shy provincial lawyer who campaigned against the death penalty turn into the man who sent thousands to their deaths under the guillotine? Historian RUTH SCURR discusses the life of Maximilien Robespierre, the French Revolution's most notorious politician. Fatal Purity is published by Chatto & Windus. 

On the night of 7 July 2001 Bradford experienced what has been described as the worst rioting in Britain for 20 years. A new film, written and directed by NEIL BISWAS, looks at the events of that day and attempts to give some explanation for what happened. The Bradford Riots will be shown on Channel 4 on 4 May.


Next week: 
Alain de Botton
Father Christopher Jamison



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