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Terry Pratchett; Mark Rylance; Contagion

Mark Rylance on returning to the West End stage with Jerusalem, Steven Soderbergh's pandemic film Contagion, and novelist Terry Pratchett.

With Mark Lawson.

In the new film Contagion, an untreatable deadly virus is threatening the world's population. Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and Jude Law head the cast, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Matt Thorne reviews.

As the hit play Jerusalem returns to the London stage after great success on Broadway, Mark Rylance discusses the role that won him his second Best Actor Tony Award. He describes the subtle changes made to the very English play for the benefit of American audiences and why after more than 250 appearances as Johnny Byron, he still looks forward to every performance.

Sir Terry Pratchett reflects on his career as he publishes Snuff, his 50th book and part of the bestselling Discworld series, which began in 1983. He reveals the inspiration behind his latest novel, which centres on a policeman investigating a brutal murder, and discusses the impact of living with Alzheimer's since his diagnosis in 2007.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes

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Chapters

  • Terry Pratchett

    Interview with novelist Sir Terry Pratchett.

    Duration: 13:49

  • Contagion

    Mark and Matt Thorne review new film Contagion.

    Duration: 04:02

  • Mark Rylance

    Interview with actor Mark Rylance.

    Duration: 09:47

Broadcast

  • Tue 18 Oct 2011 19:15

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