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War Book, Eric Whitacre, Denise Mina, Edinburgh

Kirsty Lang reviews the nuclear scenario drama War Book and talks to Eric Whitacre about his new choral work inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope. Plus crime writer Denise Mina.

Kirsty Lang reviews the drama War Book, about a civil service nuclear bomb scenario, starring Antony Sher, Sophie Okonedo and Ben Chaplin.

Composer Eric Whitacre on his new choral work inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Crime writer Denise Mina on her latest book, Blood Salt Water, set not in her usual Glasgow, but in the Victorian town of Helensburgh.

Neil Cooper reports on the opening of this year's Edinburgh Festival.

And Tim Robey reviews Manglehorn, a new film starring Al Pacino.

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30 minutes


  • War Book

    Duration: 05:13

  • Eric Whitacre

    Duration: 06:48

  • Edinburgh

    Duration: 03:56

  • Manglehorn

    Duration: 04:01

  • Denise Mina

    Duration: 07:51

War Book

War Book

War Book is screening at following cinemas:

Friday August 7th: BFI Southbank (London).

Saturday August 8th: Art House Crouch End (London); Rio Dalston (London); Phoenix Picturehouse Oxford; Cambridge Picturehouse.

Sunday August 9th: Empire Walthamstow (London); Picturehouse Central (London).

 It will also be on BBC Four on Tuesday 11 August at 10pm.

Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre

Prom 32: Eric Whitacre and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 August at 3.30pm.

The Prom will be broadcast live on Radio 3, and will also be shown BBC Four on Friday 14 August at 7.30pm.

Image: BBC/Marc Royce.



Manglehorn is in cinemas now, certificate 12A. 

Denise Mina

Denise Mina

Blood Salt Water by Denise Mina is out now in hardback and ebook.


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Eric Whitacre
Interviewed Guest Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest Neil Cooper
Interviewed Guest Tim Robey




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