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The Royals, Peggy Seeger, Sean Scully, Spring with Anna Meredith

An interview with folk artist Peggy Seeger about creating the radio ballad, artist Sean Scully, a review of the latest US TV show about the Royal Family and Anna Meredith.

The Royals is the first scripted drama from the E! channel which launched the careers of the Kardashians. It centres on a fictional Royal Family where Elizabeth Hurley plays the Queen and Joan Collins the Queen Mother. As the programme launches in the UK, Boyd Hilton explains why American TV has such a fascination with our most famous family.

Ahead of The Flatpack Film Festival which is celebrating the work of documentary film-maker Philip Donnellan, Folk singer Peggy Seeger discusses working with Ewan MacColl on the Radio Ballad documentaries, which inspired Donnellan's work.

Abstract painter and printmaker Sean Scully uses oils to create thickly-layered panels and blocks, representing urban contemporary life. As the two-times Turner Prize nominee prepares to show his work at this year's Venice Biennale, Scully talks to John about comparisons of his art to Lego and what prompted him to start using the colour green again.

The Green Fuse, Front Row's series in which artists talk about their response to spring and choose a work which expresses spring for them, continues with the composer Anna Meredith. She discusses Wake Up by the Canadian band Arcade Fire.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Ellie Bury.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Sean Scully

    Duration: 08:44

  • Music Copyright

    Duration: 04:24

  • The Royals

    Duration: 04:05

  • Peggy Seeger

    Duration: 06:39

  • Spring with Anna Meredith

    Duration: 03:35

The Royals

The Royals

The Royals begins on the E! Entertainment on Wednesday 25 March at 9pm.


Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger will be appearing at The Flatpack Festival in Birmingham which continues until 29 March 2015.


 

Sean Scully

Sean Scully

A major retrospective of Sean Scully work is at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing until 23 April 2015.

The 56th International Art Exhibition runs 9 May to 22 November 2015 across the city of Venice.


Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Ellie Bury
Interviewed Guest Anna Meredith
Interviewed Guest Sean Scully
Interviewed Guest Peggy Seeger
Interviewed Guest Boyd Hilton

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