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Eve Stewart

Bafta-winning production designer Eve Stewart is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is BAFTA award-winning production designer, Eve Stewart.

Her big screen credits include Les Miserables, The King's Speech and Vera Drake and for TV The Hour, Upstairs Downstairs and Call The Midwife. Responsible for locations, scenery and all the props she is renowned for creating entirely convincing, cohesive worlds that capture a beguiling sense of time, place and spirit. Not even the requirement for nine tons of Scottish seaweed or noiseless rubber rosary beads will defeat her.

Her trademark is her relentless attention to detail and she slavishly trawls the archives for visual clues and references. It would seem that the bug bit her early - she says:

'When I was a little girl I used to have lots of doll's houses. Now I have lots of big ones and get to do it on a bigger scale.'

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Aug 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Shirley Bassey

    Goldfinger

    • Diamonds: The best of Shirley Bassey.
    • EMI.
  • Dylan Thomas

    Under Milk Wood

    Artist: Richard Burton

    • BBC Archive.
    • BBC.
  • The Mantovani Orchestra

    Charmaine

    • Mantovani and his orchestra. The Collection.
    • CASTLE.
  • Morton Stevens

    Hawaii Five-0

    • ITV 50 Cult Themes.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Shirley Henderson

    The Sun whose Rays Are All Ablaze (from "The Mikado") or the Moon and I

    • Topsy Turvy (Film Soundtrack).
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Pulp

      Underwear

      • Pulp: Hits.
      • ISLAND RECORDS LTD..
  • Leona Anderson

    Rats In My Room

    • Music To Suffer By.
    • TRUNK.
  • Ethel Merman

    Everything's Coming Up Roses

    • Merman Sings Merman…And More.
    • ECLIPSE.
  • Book Choice

    • The complete works - Charles Dickens

  • Luxury Choice

    • A lifetime supply of self- firing clay

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Interviewed Guest Eve Stewart

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