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Actor John Simm, author George RR Martin

Mark Lawson speaks to John Simm about his role in Harold Pinter's Betrayal, bestselling fantasy author George RR Martin discusses his career, and our Eurovision 2012 Jukebox Jury.

With Mark Lawson

John Simm, star of the TV series Life on Mars, reflects on his return to the stage in Sheffield in Betrayal, Harold Pinter's drama of marital infidelity told backwards.

Engelbert Humperdinck is aiming for UK Eurovision success with Love Will Set You Free at the contest's final on Saturday. But what about the competition? David Hepworth and Rosie Swash, our Eurovision Jukebox Jury, identify this year's hits and misses.

Writer George R.R. Martin discusses his bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which is the source of the television series Game of Thrones. He admits that the scale of the books has led to some continuity errors, and reveals how far some of his fans are prepared to go when expressing their enthusiasm.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • John Simm

    • John Simm

      John Simm talks about his role in Betrayal which is playing at the Sheffield Crucible

      Duration: 09:32

  • Eurovision Song Contest 2012

    • Eurovision Song Contest 2012

      David Hepworth and Rosie Swash take a look at the contenders for Eurovision 2012

      Duration: 08:57

  • George R R Martin

    • George R R Martin

      George R R Martin, creator of Game of Thrones, talks about his work

      Duration: 09:01

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