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Penny Smith Meets Actress Tessa Peake-Jones

Penny Smith meets actors Gray O'Brien and Tessa Peake Jones who discuss the play Park Avenue Cat. Xan Brooks reviews films and Alex Heminsley has her pick of the best summer reads.

Penny Smith meets actors Gray O'Brien and Tessa Peake Jones who discuss the new play Park Avenue Cat - a comedy focussing on the problems that arise if someone refuses to tell their therapist everything, especially if they're part of a love triangle.

Bruce Joel Rubin, who won the Oscar for writing the original screenplay for Ghost talks about Ghost the Musical. Bruce has adapted it for the stage and he discusses the whole journey of Ghost from it being an idea, to a film, to bringing it to the London stage.

Novelist Jemma Forte discusses her book From London with Love.

As part of our Craft of Art series, where we aim to find out more about unusual crafts, potter Keith Harrison tells us about using his craft, along with music and electricity, to replicate a scene from Werner Herzog's 1982 film Fitzcarraldo.

We get a glimpse inside the extraordinary world of the Moulin Rouge and bohemian Paris of the 1890s in a new exhibition of artwork featuring Toulouse-Lautrec's muse, the marmalade-haired dancer Jane Avril.

Plus Xan Brooks reviews this week's films, and Alex Heminsley has her pick of the best summer reads.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Smokey Robinson

    Tears Of A Clown

  • Bill Withers

    Lean On Me

  • Adele

    Cold Shoulder

  • Sam Gray

    Cartwheel Queen

  • Big Impact Music

    • Air

      Lost in Kyoto

  • Simply Red

    Home

  • Alexandre Desplat

    Motherhood

  • Phil Collins

    Another Day In Paradise

  • Richard Hawley

    Tonight These Streets Are Ours

  • Richard Fleeshman and Cassie Levy

    With You

  • Ewan McGregor & Alessandro Safina

    Your Song

  • Mario Lanza

    Because You're Mine

  • Elkie Brooks

    Pearl's A Singer

  • Ruby Turner

    Leaves In the Wind

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