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Matt Smith on Unreachable, Author Sean O'Brien, Summertime film review, Cultural Olympiad legacy

Matt Smith and director Anthony Neilson on Unreachable, Sean O'Brien on his novel Once Again Assembled Here, Ruth Mackenzie on the Cultural Olympiad legacy, Summertime reviewed.

Matt Smith stars in a new play that was completely conceived in the rehearsal room. In 'Unreachable', written and directed by Anthony Neilson, Smith plays a film director consumed by his attempts to capture the perfect light. We speak to them both about the rehearsal process and the end result. Unreachable is on at the Royal Court in London until the 6th August.

Award-winning poet Sean O'Brien talks about his new novel, Once Again Assembled Here. Set in the claustrophobic world of a boys' boarding school in the late 60s, it's a murder story which explores the re-emergence of the far right after World War II. Once Again Assembled Here is published on 14 July.

Ruth Mackenzie was the director of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympics. In the run up to Rio 2016, we ask her to assess its legacy four years on.

Hannah McGill reviews French film La Belle Saison or Summertime.

Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Elaine Lester.

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30 minutes


  • Matt Smith on Unreachable

    Duration: 09:43

  • Author Sean O'Brien

    Duration: 08:01

  • Cultural Olympiad legacy

    Duration: 04:13

  • Summertime film review

    Duration: 04:45

Matt Smith on Unreachable

Matt Smith on Unreachable

Unreachable is at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, London until 6 August 2016, with a post-show talk on 20 July. 

Images- left and main image above: Matt Smith as Maxim in Unreachable.

Images credit: Matt Humphreys

Author Sean O'Brien

Author Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien's latest book, Once Again Assembled Here, is published on 14 July 2016.

Image: Sean O'Brien

Image credit: Moira Conway 

Cultural Olympiad Legacy

Cultural Olympiad Legacy

Ruth Mackenzie was the Director of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad

Image: Ruth Mackenzie

Image credit:  Justine Simons

Summertime film review

Summertime film review

Summertime, certificate 15, opens in UK cinemas on 15 July 2016.

Image: Left: Cecile de France (Carole) and Izia Higelin (Delphine) in Summertime




Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Producer Elaine Lester
Interviewed Guest Matt Smith
Interviewed Guest Anthony Neilson
Interviewed Guest Sean O'Brien
Interviewed Guest Ruth Mackenzie
Interviewed Guest Hannah McGill




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