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Damian Lewis in Billions, Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Chaney, Bryan and Mary M Talbot

Billions reviewed, Hugh Bonneville on Malvolio, authors Bryan and Mary M Talbot on their new graphic novel, musician Olivia Chaney talks Purcell, and bad neighbours in the movies.

The hit American series Billions starts in the UK this week and is set in the power-hungry and corrupt world of New York finance, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Boyd Hilton Reviews.

As part of our Shakespeare's People series, Hugh Bonneville chooses Malvolio from Twelfth Night.

Bryan and Mary M Talbot, authors of the award-winning Dotter of Her Father's Eyes, discuss their latest graphic novel The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia.

Folk musician Olivia Chaney will be performing songs by Henry Purcell this weekend at the London Festival of Baroque Music. Olivia discusses reinterpreting the composer's songs in the folk tradition.

And with the Zac Efron/Seth Rogan comedy Bad Neighbours 2 in cinemas this week, Adam Smith considers how much cinema loves it when you just can't get along with the folks next door.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Billions

    Duration: 04:40

  • Olivia Chaney

    Duration: 07:55

  • Shakespeare's People: Hugh Bonneville

    Duration: 03:25

  • Bryan and Mary M Talbot

    Duration: 07:46

  • The people who live next door

    Duration: 03:50

Billions

Billions
Billions begins on Sky Atlantic on Thursday 12 May at 9pm. 

Shakespeare's People: Hugh Bonneville

Shakespeare's People: Hugh Bonneville
Hugh Bonneville discusses the role of Malvolio 

Bryan and Mary M Talbot

Bryan and Mary M Talbot
The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia are published by Penguin Random House. 

Olivia Chaney

Olivia Chaney
Olivia Chaney will be performing at the London Festival of Baroque Music on Sunday 15 May. 

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Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest Hugh Bonneville
Interviewed Guest Bryan Talbot
Interviewed Guest Mary Talbot
Interviewed Guest Olivia Chaney
Interviewed Guest Adam Smith
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Dymphna Flynn

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