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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Danny Dorling

With Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the musical opening, Samira Ahmed discusses scoundrels. Plus Danny Dorling on inequalities in the housing market and the 2014 Paul Food Award.

The film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is being turned into a musical which is getting its UK premiere this month. Samira Ahmed considers the scoundrel from Thomas Mann's The Adventures of Felix Krull to the David Niven film Bedtime Story, with historian of literature Nandini Das and novelist Nick Harkaway.

Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford. His new book called All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster looks at inequalities in the housing market. He joins Samira to discuss markets, social engineering and what houses are for.

We report on the winner of this year's Paul Foot Award for campaigning or investigative journalism.

Producer: Luke Mulhall.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • The Paul Foot Award

    Interview with winner of The Paul Foot Award, David Cohen.

    Duration: 11:03

  • Scoundrels

    Nandini Das and Nick Harkaway on the history of the scoundrel.

    Duration: 18:03

  • Housing Crisis

    Danny Dorling on inequalities in the housing market.

    Duration: 15:45

The Paul Foot Award

The Paul Foot Award for investigative and campaigning journalism shortlist:


Tom Bergin, Reuters - Corporate tax practices


Jonathan Calvert and Heidi Blake, Sunday Times - Westminster for Sale


David Cohen, Evening Standard - Frontline London


Aasma Day, Lancashire Evening Post - Life on the margins of society: Preston Twilight Investigation


James Dean, The Times - Fakes, fraud and forgery in Lloyds selling scandal


James Ball, Julian Borger, Nick Davies, Nick Hopkins, Paul Johnson and Alan Rusbridger, The Guardian - The Snowden Files: How GCHQ watches your every move

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is on at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre from 26 February until 1 March, and then at the Savoy Theatre in London from 10 March until the 26 November 2014.

 


The Great Housing Disaster

The Great Housing Disaster

All That Is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster by Danny Dorling is available in hardback and ebook. 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Nandini Das
Interviewed Guest Nick Harkaway
Interviewed Guest Danny Dorling
Producer Luke Mulhall

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