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Winona Ryder in Stranger Things, Jan Ravens on impersonating Theresa May, Alice Oswald, James Kelman

Stranger Things starring Winona Ryder reviewed, poet Alice Oswald on Falling Awake, James Kelman on his new novel Dirt Road, and actor Jan Ravens on impersonating Theresa May.

Stranger Things is a Netflix series starring Winona Ryder which tells the story of a supernatural disappearance of a young boy in 1980s Indiana. Kim Newman reviews.

As satirists target a new Prime Minister, Jan Ravens of Radio 4's Dead Ringers discusses her approach to impersonating Theresa May.

Poet Alice Oswald discusses Falling Awake, her new poetry collection that explores mortality, and why gardening and the classics lead to poetic inspiration.

James Kelman who won the Booker Prize in 1994 for his novel How Late It Was, How Late, discusses his new book Dirt Road, which follows a Scottish teenager and his father on a trip to the American south where they grieve for the teenager's mother and sister who have died of cancer.

On his 82nd birthday the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright and poet reads from his poem, A Vision of Peace.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes


  • Winona Ryder in Stranger Things

    Duration: 04:54

  • Jan Ravens on impersonating Theresa May

    Duration: 05:12

  • Alice Oswald

    Duration: 06:45

  • James Kelman

    Duration: 09:10

  • Wole Soyinka's A Vision of Peace

    Duration: 01:45

Winona Ryder in Stranger Things

Winona Ryder in Stranger Things

Stranger Things is on Nettflix from 15 July.

Images - main image above and to the left: Winona Ryder as Joyce in Stranger Things

Images credit: Courtesy of Netflix

Jan Ravens on impersonating Theresa May

Jan Ravens on impersonating Theresa May

Image: Jan Ravens in Dead Ringers

Alice Oswald

Alice Oswald

Alice Oswald's poetry book, Falling Awake, is out now.


Image: Alice Oswald

Image credit: Kate Mount

James Kelman

James Kelman

James Kelman's book, Dirt Road, is published in hardback and as an ebook on 14 July 2016.

Dirt Road will be serialised on Book At Bedtime at 10.45 pm from Monday 18 July 2016.

Image: Samira Ahmed (Right) with James Kelman (Left)



Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald
Interviewed Guest Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest Jan Ravens
Interviewed Guest Alice Oswald
Interviewed Guest James Kelman
Interviewed Guest Wole Soyinka


  • Wed 13 Jul 2016 19:15



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