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Michael Gambon and Robert Wyatt

Michael Gambon discusses his return to the stage, and singer and musician Robert Wyatt talks about his new disc, stage fright and the impact his accident had on his music.

Sir Michael Gambon returns to the stage this week in Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett. He talks to John Wilson about his memories of Beckett, how he deals with first night nerves and his approach to the Harry Potter films.

Part of the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester is now filled with real trees, chopped down and installed to form an indoor forest. It's the work of artist Olafur Eliasson, best known for his giant sun at the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. John reports on how the trees reached the gallery.

Musician Robert Wyatt discusses his new album, For The Ghosts Within, which draws on classic jazz tunes, and considers how a serious accident affected his musical career.

Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.

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  • MICHAEL GAMBON

    Michael Gambon talks about his memories of Beckett, how he deals with first night nerves and his approach to the Harry Potter films.

    Duration: 13:51

  • THE LAND BETWEEN US

    John Wilson reports from an indoor forest, created for the exhibition 'The Land Between Us' in Manchester.

    Duration: 05:07

  • ROBERT WYATT

    Robert Wyatt discusses his new album 'For The Ghosts Within' and considers how a serious accident affected his musical career.

    Duration: 08:36

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