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Damian Lewis and Daniel Evans on American Buffalo, Folk Singer Sam Lee, The Proms 2015

Damian Lewis and Daniel Evans discuss staging Mamet's American Buffalo, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, and news of this year's Proms.

Damian Lewis, best known for his Golden Globe-winning performance in TV thriller Homeland, has returned to the London stage to play Walter "Teach" Cole, a small-time crook planning a heist in David Mamet's American Buffalo. Damian Lewis and director Daniel Evans discuss staging this 1970s classic.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, winner of the 2014 Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion Award, is the final part of Swedish director Roy Andersson's trilogy about what it means to be a human being. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews.

Sam Lee discusses his new album The Fade in Time, every track of which is a song he has collected from Gypsy, Traveller and traditional singers. Sam has arranged these ancient songs with unusual instruments - including a Japanese Koto - archive recordings and all the resources of a modern recording studio, so how has he remained true to their spirit?

The line-up for this year's BBC Proms is announced today. Fiona Maddocks of the Observer joins Kirsty to assess the 2015 offering, which includes celebrations of Nielsen, Sibelius and Boulez, a Prom dedicated to the mind of Sherlock Holmes, and the return of Marin Alsop to conduct the Last Night.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Olivia Skinner.

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30 minutes


  • Damian Lewis and Daniel Evans

    Duration: 09:27

  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

    Duration: 04:19

  • The Proms 2015

    Duration: 05:29

  • Sam Lee

    Duration: 08:26

American Buffalo

American Buffalo

American Buffalo is at the Wyndham's Theatre in London until 27 June 2015.

Photos: main and left: John Goodman, Tom Sturridge and Damian Lewis in American Buffalo. Credit: Johan Persson.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is in cinemas from Friday 24 April, certificate 12A.

BBC Proms 2015

BBC Proms 2015

The BBC Proms 2015 programme was announced earlier today, ticket booking opens on 16 May 2015.

Sam Lee

Sam Lee

The Fade in Time by Sam Lee & Friends is out now.


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Damian Lewis
Interviewed Guest Daniel Evans
Interviewed Guest Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest Sam Lee
Interviewed Guest Fiona Maddocks
Producer Olivia Skinner


  • Thu 23 Apr 2015 19:16

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