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Phil Redmond, Sarah Howe, Akram Khan, Champagne Life

Brookside creator Phil Redmond tells Samira Ahmed why he's writing crime fiction and poet Sarah Howe reads from her TS Eliot Prize-winning collection.

Phil Redmond made his name as the creator of celebrated television drama series Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. He's now turned his attention to crime fiction with his new novel, Highbridge.

Sarah Howe has won the 2015 TS Eliot Prize for her debut collection Loop of Jade, an intimate exploration of her Anglo-Chinese heritage though her journeys to Hong Kong to discover her roots. This is the first time a debut collection has won the prize.

Choreographer Akram Khan discusses his new production Until the Lions based on a story from the epic Hindu poem The Mahabharata.

The Saatchi Gallery in London, which launched the likes of Tracey Emin and Paula Rego, is about to mark its 30th anniversary. Champagne Life is its first all-female exhibition. Andrea Rose reviews it and discusses whether the gallery is still influential today.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

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  • Phil Redmond

    Duration: 08:27

  • Sarah Howe

    Duration: 05:45

  • Akram Khan

    Duration: 08:27

  • Champagne Life

    Duration: 05:07

Phil Redmond

Phil Redmond

Highbridge by Phil Redmond is available in hardback and ebook now.


TS Eliot Prize

TS Eliot Prize

Sarah Howe has won the TS Eliot prize for poetry for her collection Loop of Jade.

Image: © Hayley Madden



Akram Khan

Akram Khan

Until the Lions is at the Roundhouse in London until 24 January 2016.

Image: Akram Khan and Christine Joy Ritter in Until the Lions . Photo-credit: Jean Louis Fernandez

Champagne Life

Champagne Life

Champagne Life is at the Saatchi Gallery in London until 6 March 2016.

Image: Stephanie Quayle, Two Cows, 2013.  Air-hardening clay, chicken wire, steel 230 x 340 x 170 cm. © Stephen White, 2015. Courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London


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Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Phil Redmond
Interviewed Guest Sarah Howe
Interviewed Guest Akram Khan
Interviewed Guest Andrea Rose
Producer Dixi Stewart

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  • Tue 12 Jan 2016 19:15

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