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Melnikov House, Anat Admati, The Hothouse, The Rest is Noise

Anne McElvoy talks to Simon Russell Beale and John Simm about Harold Pinter's The Hothouse and explores the hold that Hitler and Stalin have on writers in Germany and Russia.

In Night Waves this evening Anne McElvoy applies herself to the crisis of modern banking, the plight of buildings in Moscow and a masterpiece of British theatre. She'll be talking to Simon Russell Beale and John Simm about the latter, Pinter's early tragicomdedy, The Hothouse, before sharing notes on bankers with the academic economist, Anat Admati and then enlisting the views of the conservationist, Clem Cecil about the Melnikov House -- one of the jewels in Russia's modernist crown. Somehow in between all of that she'll be joined by Karen Leeder and Catherine Merridale to discuss the power that Hitler and Stalin still exert over writers in Germany and Russia.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • The Hot House

    Anne McElvoy talks to Simon Russell Beale and John Simm about Pinter's tragicomedy.

    Duration: 16:19

  • The Rest Is Noise

    Discussion of power Hitler and Stalin still exert over writers in Germany and Russia.

    Duration: 10:43

  • Melnikov House

    Clem Cecil talks about the Melnikov House, one of the jewels in Russia's modernist crown.

    Duration: 07:07

  • Anat Admati

    Academic economist Anat Admati joins Anne to discuss bankers and the banking crisis.

    Duration: 09:23

Melnikov House

Melnikov House

Find out more about Melnikov House in Moscow here.

Image by Clem Cecil.

Inside Melnikov House

Inside Melnikov House
Inside Melnikov House taken by Clem Cecil.

The Hothouse

The Hothouse starring Simon Russell Beale and John Simm is on at the Trafalgar Studios, London from Thursday 9 May until Saturday 3 August 2013.

Anat Admati

Anat Admati
The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It, written by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig is published by Princeton University Press.

The Rest is Noise

The Rest is Noise: Art of Fear is on at the Southbank Centre, London from Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 May 2013.

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