The Brontes, Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal, Truth reviewed
Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including AS Byatt on the enduring legacy of the Brontes' juvenilia, and Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal.
Samira Ahmed takes a tour of the Haworth Parsonage to consider the closed world of the Brontë siblings, and the how their imaginative childhood games fed into their writing. Novelists AS Byatt and Sophia McDougall, and actor Tom Burke who plays Mr Rochester in the new Radio 4 adaptation of Jane Eyre, discuss the enduring appeal of the Brontës' characters.
Michael Carlson reviews Truth, starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett, in which an investigative team at CBS News comes under fire for possible inaccuracies. The film is based on television news producer Mary Mapes' memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power.
Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Ségal recorded their album Musique de Nuit last year. Before they begin their tour of the UK, they discuss how they shunned the music studio, choosing instead to record on a Bamako rooftop.
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Dixi Stewart.
The Bronte sisters
Truth reviewed by Michael Carlson
Musicians Ballaké Sissoke and Vincent Ségal
The Brontë sisters
Musicians Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal
TruthTruth is in cinemas from Friday 4 March, certificate 15.
Role Contributor Presenter Samira Ahmed Interviewed Guest AS Byatt Interviewed Guest Sophia McDougall Interviewed Guest Tom Burke Interviewed Guest Michael Carlson Interviewed Guest Ballake Sissoko Interviewed Guest Vincent Segal Producer Dixi Stewart