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Nile Rodgers, Jesse Eisenberg, Kunal Nayyar, Surrealists

Arts news, interviews and reviews. John Wilson talks to Nile Rodgers, on the eve of BBC Music Day. Plus Jesse Eisenberg on his new play co-starring Kunal Nayyar.

Nile Rodgers, Ambassador for BBC Music Day, talks to John Wilson about his decades in the music industry, from pioneering disco with Chic to creating the massive hit Get Lucky with Daft Punk.

Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar on The Spoils, a darkly comic play about roommates written by Jesse in which he stars alongside Kunal, known for TV series The Big Bang Theory.

Alex Clark reviews the film Race, about the African American athlete Jesse Owens who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

A new exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery for Modern Art - Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous - throws the spotlight on four key collectors of the modern art movement. Curator Keith Hartley.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser.

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30 minutes


  • Nile Rodgers

    Duration: 09:38

  • Race

    Duration: 04:09

  • Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar

    Duration: 08:37

  • Surrealists

    Duration: 05:16

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers is an ambassador for BBC Music Day 2016, which is on Friday 3rd June 2016.

Image (above and left): Nile Rodgers



Race is released on 3rd June 2016, certificate PG.

Image: Stephan James (middle) as Jesse Owens



Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous is at the Scottish National Gallery for Modern Art,  Edinburgh from 4th  - 11th June 2016.

Image: Salvador Dali, Mae West Sofa, 1938

Credit: Museum Boijman Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar star in The Spoils at The Trafalgar Studios, London until 18th August 2016.

Both have books out now:                                                                                   

Jesse Eisenberg – Bream Gives Me Hiccups

Kunal Nayyar – Yes, My Accent Is Real

Image: Kunal Nayyar (top) and Jesse Eisenberg in The Spoils

Image credit: Oliver Rosser


Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Nile Rodgers
Interviewed Guest Jesse Eisenberg
Interviewed Guest Kunal Nayyar
Interviewed Guest Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest Keith Hartley
Producer Timothy Prosser




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