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Susan Hill; Pop art design; GF Newman; Fake movie trails

Arts news. Mark Lawson interviews writer Susan Hill as she publishes a new novel Black Sheep; the relationship between pop art and design; dramatist GF Newman on his radio series.

With Mark Lawson.

Writer Susan Hill is now probably best known for her ghost story The Woman in Black, which became a long-running play and a major film. Her new novel Black Sheep is set in a mining village, and like many of her books, it's full of emotional claustrophobia, isolated characters and set at an unspecified time in the 20th century. She reflects on her long career and her approach to fiction.

The Corrupted, a major new Radio 4 drama series, plots the course of one family against the backdrop of a revolution in crime, as the underworld extends its influence to the very heart of the establishment. Mark talks to its creator G F Newman, the award-winning writer of Judge John Deed and Law And Order.

Pop Art Design is the first major exhibition in this country to examine the relationship between artists such as Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton and Roy Lichtenstein and the world of commercial design - from posters to album sleeves to architecture. Critic William Feaver delivers his verdict.

Producer Dymphna Flynn.

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30 minutes


  • Susan Hill

    Duration: 09:49

  • Pop Art Design

    Duration: 04:53

  • GF Newman

    Duration: 09:11

  • Fake trailers

    Duration: 03:53

Susan Hill

Black Sheep by Susan Hill is in bookshops from this Thursday, published by Chatto and Windus.

GF Newman

GF Newman's new drama The Corrupted - which plots the course of one family against the backdrop of a revolution in crime - is broadcast from today (Oct 21) for 10 consecutive days on BBC Radio 4 at 2.15pm as part of the Afternoon Play. 

Pop Art Design

Pop Art Design brings together more than 200 works by over 70 artists and designers of the Pop age. It is at the Barbican Art Gallery in London until 9 February 2014. 

Gallery: Pop Art Design 


Role Contributor
Presenter Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest Susan Hill
Interviewed Guest GF Newman
Producer Dymphna Flynn


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