Alan Parker, The Game, Eleanor Rees

Alan Parker made his name with the much loved film Bugsy Malone, which is rarely seen in professional theatre as he has been reluctant to grant permission, until now. Bugsy Malone opens tonight at the newly developed Lyric Hammersmith, and Alan and artistic director Sean Holmes discuss the new production.

The Game is a new spy thriller series on BBC Two, set in 1970s London, when a defecting KGB agent reveals a Soviet plot named Operation Glass. Espionage writer Chris Morgan Jones gives his verdict.

Poet Eleanor Rees talks about her latest collection, Blood Child. Filled with mysterious transformations and supernatural elements, including ghosts, mermaids and women turning into birds, the poetry has the tone of folk ballads or fairy tales.

Presenter : Kirsty Lang
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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Bugsy Malone

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Bugsy Malone is at the Lyric Hammersmith in London  until 1 August 2015.

Main image: Sasha Gray as Bugsy Malone. Photo by Manuel Harlan. Left: Cast picture. Photo by David Ellis

The Game

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The Game begins on BBC Two on Thursday 30 April at 9pm.

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The identity of a replica painting which was hung at Dulwich Picture Gallery as part of a Made in China: A Doug Fishbone Project has been revealed as Jean-Honore Fragonard's 18th Century Young Woman. The replica and the original will now hang side by side at the gallery.

Images: Left: Young Woman by Jean-Honore Fragonard. Right: The replica of the Fragonard painting.  (Dulwich Picture Gallery)


Eleanor Rees

Eleanor Rees

Blood Child by Eleanor Rees is available now in paperback.

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PresenterKirsty Lang
Interviewed GuestAlan Parker
Interviewed GuestSean Holmes
Interviewed GuestChris Morgan Jones
Interviewed GuestEleanor Rees
ProducerDymphna Flynn

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