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Cilla; Will and Kate on stage; Tudor portraits; Ted Hughes' animal poems

A review of Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black, an interview with 'Will' and 'Kate', a new exhibition of Tudor portraits and artefacts, and Alice Oswald on Ted Hughes' animal poems.

Including a review of Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black in a new three part series about the singer's early career, and an interview with actors Oliver Chris and Lydia Wilson as they return to their roles as Will and Kate in Mike Bartlett's King Charles III. Also on the programme, historian Jessie Childs reviews a new exhibition of Tudor portraiture and artefacts at the National Portrait Gallery, and poet Alice Oswald discusses the animal poetry of Ted Hughes.

Presenter: Razia Iqbal
Producer: Ellie Bury.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Cilla

    David Hepworth reviews Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black in a new three part series

    Duration: 05:17

  • King Charles III

    An interview with the actors who return to their roles as Prince William & Kate Middleton

    Duration: 10:02

  • The Real Tudors

    Historian Jessie Childs reviews a new exhibition of Tudor portraiture and artefacts

    Duration: 05:17

  • Ted Hughes

    Poet Alice Oswald discusses the animal poetry of Ted Hughes

    Duration: 07:17

Cilla

Cilla

Cilla, a three-part TV drama, starts on Monday 15 September at 21:00 on itv.

 

Image: Aneurin Barnard (Bobby) and Sheridan Smith (Cilla Black) in Cilla, ITV

A Ted Hughes Bestiary

A Ted Hughes Bestiary

A Ted Hughes Bestiary: Poems, selected by Alice Oswald is published by Faber.

 

Image: Ted Hughes, 1985, BBC

King Charles III

King Charles III

King Charles III starring Oliver Chris and Lydia Wilson is on at Wyndham's Theatre, London, booking until Saturday 29 November 2014.

 

Image: Lydia Wilson (Kate Middleton) and Oliver Chris (Prince William) in King Charles III
Photo Credit: Johan Persson

The Real Tudors

The Real Tudors

The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered is on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London from Friday 12 September until Sunday 1 March 2015.

 

Image: Elizabeth I’s Locket Ring,    c. 1575 © The Chequers Trust

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest Oliver Chris
Interviewed Guest Lydia Wilson
Interviewed Guest Jessie Childs
Interviewed Guest Alice Oswald
Producer Ellie Bury

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