Nebraska; One-woman shows; John Pilger
Arts news, interviews and reviews with Mark Lawson, including a review of Nebraska, an interview with John Pilger, and one-woman shows from Julie Andrews to Billie Holiday.
Nebraska is the latest road movie from Alexander Payne, the director of oenophile comedy Sideways. In Nebraska, Bruce Dern plays an ageing father who takes a trip with his son across the mid-west to pick up a million-dollar prize. Critic Leslie Felperin delivers her verdict.
Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday and Julie Andrews have all appeared on the London stage this year, in one-woman shows performed by Cush Jumbo, Nina Kristofferson and Sarah-Louise Young respectively. The three actresses reflect on the pitfalls of dedicating a show to a beloved performer, and how it feels to have a close friend of that performer make themselves known in the audience.
Philomena director Stephen Frears reveals the part he played in one of this year's surprise hits in publishing, Love, Nina, a nanny's account of family life by Nina Stibbe.
Investigative journalist John Pilger turns his gaze on his home country of Australia and the treatment of indigenous people, in his latest documentary Utopia. He tells Mark about the reception he is expecting down under.
Producer: Stephen Hughes.
One Woman Shows
Stephen Frears on Love Nina
Julie Madly Deeply
The Billie Holiday Story
Role Contributor Presenter Mark Lawson Interviewed Guest Cush Jumbo Interviewed Guest Nina Kristofferson Interviewed Guest Sarah Louise Young Interviewed Guest Stephen Frears Interviewed Guest John Pilger Producer Stephen Hughes