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Top Boy writer Ronan Bennett; Andrew Lloyd Webber

Writer Ronan Bennett, whose new TV drama Top Boy focuses on young drug dealers in Hackney; Andrew Lloyd Webber on the English Heritage Angel Awards; and spooky music for Halloween.

With John Wilson, including an interview with novelist and screenwriter Ronan Bennett, whose new TV drama series Top Boy focuses on young drug dealers in Hackney, London.

Andrew Lloyd Webber reveals the winners of the first English Heritage Angel Awards, which he founded earlier this year to celebrate the efforts of people attempting to rescue historic buildings or places. He discusses the future funding of restoration projects with Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage.

Jack Goes Boating is the directorial debut of the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. He also stars in the film as a shy and awkward limousine driver who is set up on a blind date. Andrew Collins reviews.

And to mark Halloween, Jeremy Summerly - conductor and lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music - explains how composers create spooky and scary effects in classical music and film scores.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

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30 minutes

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Chapters

  • Top Boy

    • Top Boy

      John Wilson talks to Ronan Bennett about his new TV drama Top Boy

      Duration: 09:35

  • English Heritage Angel Awards

    • English Heritage Angel Awards

      Andrew Lloyd Webber reveals the winners of the first English Heritage Angel Awards

      Duration: 07:34

  • Jack Goes Boating

    • Jack Goes Boating

      Andrew Collins reviews Jack Goes Boating - actor Philp Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut

      Duration: 04:31

  • Halloween Music

    • Halloween Music

      On Halloween night, musicologist, Jeremy Summerly, explains what makes music scary

      Duration: 05:43

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  • Mon 31 Oct 2011 19:15

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