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Chrissie Hynde; Mondrian season; Miss Saigon

John Wilson with songwriter Chrissie Hynde, the curators of two exhibitions of works by Mondrian, the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and a review of Miss Saigon.

John Wilson with guitarist and songwriter Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders who discusses her new solo album Stockholm. Hynde looks back at being on campus in her native Ohio in 1970 on the day the National Guard opened fire on unarmed students, leaving four dead. As two exhibitions of work by Mondrian open at Tate Liverpool and Turner Contemporary in Margate this summer, the curators discuss Mondrian's art and legacy. Also tonight, we hear from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and review a new production of Miss Saigon, which returns to the London stage 25 years after it first opened.

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  • Miss Saigon

    Serena Davies reviews a new production of Miss Saigon, directed by Laurence Connor

    Duration: 04:49

  • Chrissie Hynde

    John Wilson talks to guitarist and songwriter Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

    Duration: 10:47

  • Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014

    Hassan Blasim talks about his winning book, The Iraqi Christ

    Duration: 04:36

  • Mondrian

    The curators of two new Mondrian exhibitions discuss his art and legacy

    Duration: 07:46

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde
Stockholm the debut solo album from Chrissie Hynde is released on Monday 9 June 2014

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

The new production of Miss Saigon directed by Laurence Connor is on at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.


Image: Miss Saigon, Eva Noblezada as Kim and Kwang-Ho Hong as Thuy

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy



Mondrian and His Studios is on at the Tate Liverpool from Friday 6 June until Sunday 5 October 2014 and Mondrian and Colour is on at the Turner Contemporary, Margate from Saturday 24 May until Sunday 21 September 2014.


Image: Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944, No. VI / Composition No.II 1920 at Tate Liverpool

Tate. © Tate Photography, 2014. © 2014 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International USA

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014

The winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014 is Hassan Blasim for The Iraqi Christ. The full shortlist of 6 titles is below:


The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim and translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright (Comma Press)
A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard and translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett (Harvill Secker)
A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli and translated from the French by Sam Taylor (Portobello Books)
The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke and translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch (Peirene Press)
Revenge by Yoko Ogawa and translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder (Harvill Secker)
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami and translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell (Portobello Books)


For more information please visit the Book Trust website.


Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Olivia Skinner
Interviewed Guest Chrissie Hynde
Interviewed Guest Francesco Manacorda
Interviewed Guest Victoria Pomery
Interviewed Guest Serena Davies


  • Thu 22 May 2014 19:15

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