Tom Hardy, Dope, Anne Boleyn's songbook

Actor Tom Hardy (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Bronson, Locke) on his film about the notorious East End gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, Legend. He talks to Kirsty about the challenges of taking on the roles of both twins, the importance of having the story told through the voice of Reggie's wife Frances, and playing difficult or violent characters without judging them or making them heroes.

Dope centres on three teenagers obsessed with 90s hip-hop culture and what their classmates dub "white-people stuff" - until a chance encounter with a drug dealer leads them into an adventure. Bim Adewunmi reviews.

The government and local authorities own art worth at least £3.5 billion, but the Taxpayers' Alliance say that only 3% of it is available for the public to view. John O'Connell of the Taxpayers' Alliance and Sharon Heal of the Museums Association join Kirsty to discuss.

And Kirsty is given rare access to the original songbook thought to have belonged to Anne Boleyn, a collection of her favourite pieces of music, which has been recorded for the first time. She talks to musicologist David Skinner.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy

Legend is in cinemas from Wednesday 9 September, certificate 18


Dope

Dope

 

Dope is in cinemas now, certificate 15.

 


Anne Boleyn's Songbook

Anne Boleyn's Songbook

Anne Boleyn’s Songbook: Music and Passions of a Tudor Queen by Alamire, directed by David Skinner, is released on 7 September 2015.

It will be performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in London on 13 and 14 September 2015, and at the Cadogan Hall in London in March 2016.


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Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Lang
Interviewed GuestTom Hardy
Interviewed GuestBim Adewunmi
Interviewed GuestJohn O'Connell
Interviewed GuestSharon Heal
Interviewed GuestDavid Skinner
ProducerSarah Johnson

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