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Sheila Hancock, Gerhard Richter, '71, Nobel Prize Winner, Tony Allen

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Sheila Hancock talks to John Wilson about her debut novel, Jenny McCartney reviews the film '71, and Gerhard Richter gives a rare interview.

The actress Sheila Hancock talks to John Wilson about her debut novel, Miss Carter's War, which explores the repercussions of the Second World War on 20th Century Britain. The German artist Gerhard Richter gives a rare interview about his long career. Jenny McCartney reviews the film '71 starring Jack O'Connell, which follows a unit of inexperienced soldiers posted to Belfast during the Troubles. We hear from the Nigerian drummer and songwriter Tony Allen, one of the pioneers of Afrobeat. And as the French author Patrick Mondiano wins the Noble Prize for Literature, Dr Dervila Cooke explains the importance of his work.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Olivia Skinner.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Sheila Hancock

    Actress Sheila Hancock talks to John Wilson about her debut novel, Miss Carter's War.

    Duration: 08:20

  • Nobel Prize for Literature Winner

    Dr Dervila Cooke discusses French author Patrick Mondiano's work (Nobel Prize winner).

    Duration: 04:18

  • Gerhard Richter

    The German artist Gerhard Richter gives a rare interview about his long career.

    Duration: 04:06

  • '71

    Jenny McCartney reviews the film '71 about a unit of inexperienced soldiers in Belfast.

    Duration: 04:33

  • Tony Allen

    Interview with Nigerian drummer & songwriter Tony Allen, one of the pioneers of Afrobeat.

    Duration: 06:36

Sheila Hancock

Sheila Hancock
Miss Carter’s War is published on 9 October 2014, by Bloomsbury.

Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter is one of the most important artists of our time; his career spans nearly six decades. Explore his work.

'71 - Review

'71 - Review
'71 is screening at the BFI London Film Festival, and is released in cinemas on 10 October 2014, certificate 15. 

Tony Allen

Tony Allen
Tony Allen’s London gig at Village Underground on 20 November 2014 will launch his forthcoming album ‘Film of Life’, released later this year.

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Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Olivia Skinner
Interviewed Guest Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest Jenny McCartney
Interviewed Guest Tony Allen
Interviewed Guest Gerhard Richter
Interviewed Guest Dervila Cooke

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