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Judith Kerr, Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal, Weiner, Spencer Tunick

Writer and illustrator Judith Kerr on her life and work, Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal on collaborating, documentary film Weiner, and Spencer Tunick on his blue nudes in Hull.

The author and illustrator Judith Kerr, who escaped Hitler's Germany as a child and went on to write more than 30 children's books, has received a lifetime achievement award from the reading charity BookTrust. The creator of the Mog the Cat and The Tiger Who Came to Tea talks to John Wilson about what keeps her drawing and writing at the age of 93.

Hadley Freeman reviews a fascinating new fly-on-the-wall film about American politician Anthony Weiner, whose campaign to be Mayor of New York is beset with scandal.

Folk rockers Mumford & Sons travelled to South Africa earlier this year to perform a series of concerts. They came back having recorded a mini-album, Johannesburg, with Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, South African rockers Beatenberg and electronic producers The Very Best. Marcus Mumford and Ben Lovett from the group, and Baaba Maal joined John to discuss what attracted them both to the collaboration.

And tomorrow thousands of members of the public will be taking to the streets of Hull naked and painted blue. They're taking part in an installation called Sea of Hull. We speak to the artist Spencer Tunick about the practicalities of pulling off such a large scale work.

Presenter - John Wilson
Producer - Rachel Simpson.

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30 minutes



  • Judith Kerr

    Duration: 10:30

  • Weiner

    Duration: 05:16

  • Spencer Tunick

    Duration: 04:08

  • Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal

    Duration: 07:39

Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr has won the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award 2016.

Images (left and above): Judith Kerr (Right) with John Wilson (Left)

Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal

Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal

Johannesburg by Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal, The Very Best and Beatenberg is out now.

Image: (From left): Ben Lovett, John Wilson, Marcus Mumford and Baaba Maal



Weiner, the documentary following Anthony Weiner's 2013 New York mayoral campaign opens in selected UK cinemas on 8 July 2016, Certificate 15.

Image: Anthony Weiner


Spencer Tunick

Spencer Tunick

Spencer Tunick will be photographing the installation Sea of Hull on 9 July 2016, and it will be on show in the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull in 2017 as part of the UK City of Culture year. 

Image: Dead Sea 6, 2011

Image credit: Spencer Tunick


Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Rachel Simpson
Interviewed Guest Judith Kerr
Interviewed Guest Hadley Freeman
Interviewed Guest Marcus Mumford
Interviewed Guest Ben Lovett
Interviewed Guest Baaba Maal
Interviewed Guest Spencer Tunick




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