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David Tennant, Eddie the Eagle, Alison Brackenbury, Jeff Nichols, Evelyn Glennie

Kirsty Lang talks to Jeff Nichols about his new film Midnight Special, hears David Tennant's thoughts about Hamlet and sees Eddie the Eagle's exploits brought to the screen.

Kirsty Lang sees, Eddie the Eagle, the film starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, which tells the story of unlikely British ski-jumper, Michael Edwards. Does it take off, glide elegantly, go the distance and land safely or, like its subject so often, crash in a heap? Critic Tim Robey gives his verdict.

In the second in Front Row's series Shakespeare's People, in which a famous actor, director or writer reflects on the Shakespeare character of their choice, David Tennant considers the 'sweet prince', Hamlet.

Kirsty talks to the acclaimed director Jeff Nichols about his new film, Midnight Special, an intriguing paranormal road movie.

The poet Alison Brackenbury's ninth collection, Skies, deals incisively with the passing of the seasons, with ageing, love and nature and, she reveals to Kirsty, the really important things in life, such as eating honey and peeling parsnips.

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie has made a new piece for the Edinburgh International Festival called 'The Sounds of Science', before its world premier she explains how she imagines and creates the sounds of DNA and the Big Bang.

Producer: Julian May.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Eddie the Eagle review

    Duration: 04:07

  • Shakespeare's People: David Tennant

    Duration: 04:26

  • Jeff Nichols on his film Midnight Special

    Duration: 09:13

  • Alison Brackenbury

    Duration: 07:37

  • Evelyn Glennie and Jill Jarmon

    Duration: 02:39

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle
Eddie the Eagle is in cinemas from Friday 1 April, certificate PG.

David Tennant

David Tennant
David Tennant discusses the role of Hamlet.

Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols
Midnight Special is in cinemas from Friday 8 April, certificate 12A.

Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie
Evelyn Glennie launches The Sound of Science at the Edinburgh International Science Festival on Wednesday 30 April.

Alice Brackenbury

Alice Brackenbury
Skies by Alison Brackbury is published by Cacarnet.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest David Tennant
Interviewed Guest Jeff Nichols
Interviewed Guest Alison Brackenbury
Interviewed Guest Evelyn Glennie
Producer Julian May

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