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Emma Donoghue on Room, Grey Gardens, Andrew Michael Hurley, Occupied

Emma Donoghue talks to Kirsty Lang about adapting her novel Room into a Bafta-nominated film. Plus Costa winner Andrew Michael Hurley discusses his first novel The Loney.

Emma Donoghue talks to Kirsty Lang about adapting her best-selling novel Room into a BAFTA nominated film, starring Brie Larson as a woman trapped in a shed with her child.

Matt Wolf reviews the European premiere of Grey Gardens, a musical based on the influential 1975 documentary of the same name, a riveting fly-on-the-wall account of an ageing mother and daughter living and together in squalor in a Long Island mansion.

Andrew Michael Hurley, winner of the Costa First Novel award for The Loney, discusses his unsettling tale set in 1976 on a wild section of the North West coast.

Diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall reviews Occupied, a new Norwegian drama series that imagines Russia has invaded Norway.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Timothy Prosser.

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30 minutes


  • Emma Donoghue on Room

    Duration: 09:06

  • Maggie Smith

    Duration: 01:24

  • Grey Gardens

    Duration: 05:06

  • Andrew Michael Hurley

    Duration: 06:26

  • Occupied

    Duration: 05:24



Room is in cinemas from Friday 15 January, certificate 15.



Occupied begins on Sky Arts on Wednesday 13 January at 9pm

Photo by: Aksel Jermstad

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens is at the Southwark Playhouse in London until 6 February 2016.

Image: Sheila Hancock in Grey Gardens. Photo:  Scott Rylander.

Costa First Novel Award

Costa First Novel Award

The winner of the 2015 Costa First Novel Award is The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley.

Photo: © Johnny Bean


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Emma Donoghue
Interviewed Guest Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest Andrew Hurley
Interviewed Guest Bridget Kendall
Producer Timothy Prosser


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