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Ralph Fiennes, EL Doctorow, The Last Leg

Ralph Fiennes on directing and acting in The Invisible Woman; US author EL Doctorow discusses his new novel Andrew's Brain; and Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe on The Last Leg.

With Mark Lawson.

Ralph Fiennes discusses his latest film The Invisible Woman, about the relationship between Charles Dickens and his mistress, which Fiennes stars in and directs.

In his latest novel, the American author E L Doctorow takes us on a journey into the mind of a man who, more than once in his life, has been the cause of disaster, albeit inadvertently. In Andrew's Brain he thinks and talks about the various events of his life that have lead him to this point in time. E L Doctorow describes how he came up with this particular character, and the novel-writing process.

This week sees the return of Channel 4's topical comedy series The Last Leg. The show became a hit when it was first broadcast during the 2012 Paralympics and this new series will provide an offbeat take on the forthcoming Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Presenters Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe discuss the surprise popularity of the format and the appetite for representations of disability on television.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes


  • Ralph Fiennes

    Duration: 09:22

  • The Last Leg

    Duration: 09:35

  • E.L. Doctorow

    Duration: 09:08

The Invisible Woman

Ralph Fiennes stars as Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman, now in cinemas nationwide, certificate 12A. 

E. L. Doctorow

Andrew's Brain by E. L. Doctorow is out now in hardback, paperback, ebook and audiobook, published by Little, Brown

The Last Leg

The new series of The Last Leg, starring Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe, begins on Channel 4 at 10pm tomorrow night (Friday 31 January).


Role Contributor
Presenter Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest Ralph Fiennes
Interviewed Guest E. L. Doctorow
Interviewed Guest Adam Hills
Interviewed Guest Josh Widdicombe
Producer Jerome Weatherald


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