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.
Eddie the Eagle review
Shakespeare's People: David Tennant
Jeff Nichols on his film Midnight Special
Evelyn Glennie and Jill Jarmon
Eddie the EagleEddie the Eagle is in cinemas from Friday 1 April, certificate PG.
David TennantDavid Tennant discusses the role of Hamlet.
Jeff NicholsMidnight Special is in cinemas from Friday 8 April, certificate 12A.
Alice BrackenburySkies by Alison Brackbury is published by Cacarnet.
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