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Iain Banks and David Hare

Andrew Marr discusses national identity with the playwright David Hare, the novelists Iain Banks and Rachel Seiffert, and the composer George Benjamin.

On St George's Day Andrew Marr discusses national identity and belonging. The playwright David Hare has written a companion piece to a Terrence Rattigan play, set in an English public school. George Benjamin is celebrated as one of England's leading composers, but how far is his work shaped by the French musical tradition? The Scottish writer Iain Banks discusses his novel, Stonemouth, set in a town north of Aberdeen and vividly evoking a sense of place and identity. And Rachel Seiffert examines what happens when an Ulster girl marries a Glaswegian boy, in her latest short story, Hands Across the Water.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

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Mon 23 Apr 2012 21:30


  • Mon 23 Apr 2012 09:00
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