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Will Smith, Caryl Churchill's new play, Iran tourism, Ringo Starr's birthplace

Will Smith talks to John Wilson about his new film Concussion, Caryl Churchill's lastest play Escaped Alone, Iran as the next tourist hotspot and Ringo Starr on his birthplace.

Will Smith talks to John Wilson about his role as a forensic neuropathologist in the new film Concussion, based on a true story, which deals with the phenomenon of brain injury in American Football.

Susannah Clapp and David Benedict review Caryl Churchill's new play Escaped Alone and consider her contribution to theatre.

The British Museum's Vesta Curtis describes the glorious heritage of Iran and reflects upon recent US policy changes and their impact on tourism.

With news that after years of wrangling, Ringo Starr's birthplace at 9 Madryn St, Liverpool, is to be refurbished rather than knocked down, the former Beatle looks back on growing up there in an interview he gave to Front Row in 2008.

Presenter John Wilson
Producer Dixi Stewart.

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  • Interview - Will Smith on his new film Concussion

    Duration: 11:36

  • Review - Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill

    Duration: 08:22

  • Iranian Tourism

    Duration: 05:43

  • Ringo Starr's Liverpool house to be saved

    Duration: 02:49

Concussion

Concussion
Concussion, starring Will Smith, is in cinemas from Friday 12 February, certificate 12A.

Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill

Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill

Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill is running at the Royal Court Theatre until 12 March.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Ringo Starr's birthplace could be saved

Ringo Starr's birthplace could be saved
Read more about the story on the BBC news page

Iran opening its doors to tourists

Iran opening its doors to tourists

Vesta Curtis of the British Museum with suggestions of what to see there.

 

Picture credit: Presenter John Wilson at Persepolis

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Will Smith
Interviewed Guest Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest David Benedict
Interviewed Guest Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
Interviewed Guest Ringo Starr
Producer Dixi Stewart

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