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'Woman in a Dressing Gown', Louis Nowra, Newton Faulkner

London as seen by international photographers; singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner; Australian writer Louis Nowra; Britain's first kitchen-sink film, with Sylvia Syms.

With Kirsty Lang.

Another London is a new exhibition at Tate Britain which reveals the capital as seen through the eyes of photographers from all over the world, from 1930 until 1980. The images chart the city's transformation, from bombed- out ruin to punk playground. Craig Taylor, author of Londoners, considers the capital's many changes.

Louis Nowra is an acclaimed Australian dramatist, who has written two new plays for BBC Radio 4. He tells Kirsty how a serious head-injury, and being the son of an infamous murderess, have shaped his writing - and why he avoids arty types, preferring instead to have a beer with the labourers in his local bar.

Britain's first ever kitchen-sink movie, Woman In A Dressing Gown, is re-released in cinemas this week. Front Row finds out why the film, starring Sylvia Syms and Anthony Quayle, has been neglected for the last 50 years, despite winning several prestigious awards.

Newton Faulkner's first album Hand Built by Robots topped the charts in 2007, and his third album Write It on Your Skin did the same earlier this month. He reflects on the impact of parenthood on his music, and why he was star-struck when he met The Proclaimers.

Producer Ella-mai Robey.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Another London

    • Another London

      Another London reveals the capital as seen through the eyes of photographers

      Duration: 04:40

  • Louis Nowra

    • Louis Nowra

      Acclaimed Australian dramatist, Louis Nowra talks to Kirsty Lang about his work

      Duration: 08:54

  • Woman in a Dressing Gown

    • Woman in a Dressing Gown

      Britain's first kitchen-sink movie, Woman In A Dressing Gown, is re-released in cinemas

      Duration: 06:54

  • Newton Faulkner

    • Newton Faulkner

      Singer Newton Faulkner talks about his third album, Write on your Skin

      Duration: 06:56

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  • Fri 27 Jul 2012 19:15

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