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Election play The Vote, Anthony Doerr, WWII drama Home Fires, Samba reviewed

A review of World War II drama Home Fires, playwright James Graham and director Josie Rourke on their election night drama, French film Samba reviewed and author Anthony Doerr.

Playwright James Graham and director Josie Rourke discuss their play The Vote, which takes place during the final 90 minutes of the election at a fictional polling station. The play is going to broadcast live on TV on election night. James and Josie tell Kirsty about the logistical challenges this involves.

Home Fires is a new ITV drama about a group of women in a Cheshire village on the brink of World War II. Following the role the Women's Institute played in war time, it stars Samantha Bond and Francesca Annis. Dr Lara Feigel reviews.

Anthony Doerr talks about his novel, All the Light We Cannot See, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction last week. The book tells the story of two children caught up in the Second World War and the unlikely events that bring them together.

Kate Muir reviews Samba, the latest film from the French team behind the hit comedy The Intouchables. Starring Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg the film explores the journey of a Senegalese migrant in Paris who falls foul of the authorities and struggles to remain in the country with the help of his immigration officer.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Olivia Skinner.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • The Vote

    Duration: 09:07

  • Home Fires

    Duration: 05:19

  • Samba

    Duration: 04:32

  • Anthony Doerr

    Duration: 08:43

The Vote

The Vote
Playwright James Graham and director Josie Rourke discuss their play The Vote.   The Vote is running at the Donmar Warehouse, London until 7 May 2015.

Home Fires

Home Fires

Home Fires is a new ITV drama about a group of women in a Cheshire village on the brink of World War II.

Home Fires begins on Sunday 3 May at 9.00pm on ITV1.

Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr
Anthony Doerr talks about his novel, All the Light We Cannot See, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction last week.

Samba

Samba

Kate Muir reviews Samba, the latest film from the French team behind the hit comedy The Intouchables.

Samba is released on Friday 1 May.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest James Graham
Interviewed Guest Josie Rourke
Interviewed Guest Lara Feigel
Interviewed Guest Anthony Doerr
Interviewed Guest Kate Muir
Producer Olivia Skinner

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