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The Secret Agent; Sol Gabetta, Black Masculinity

Writer Tony Marchant talks about adapting Conrad's The Secret Agent for TV, cellist Sol Gabetta on the Proms, and Ekow Eshun on an exhibition about dandyism and black masculinity.

The BAFTA-winning writer Tony Marchant has adapted Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel The Secret Agent into a three-part TV drama, starring Toby Jones and Vicky McClure. He talks adapting the novel's prescient story of homegrown terrorism, surveillance and betrayal.

Samira talks to Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta, who opens the BBC Proms on Friday with the Elgar Cello Concerto.

And a new photography exhibition, Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity, explores the identity of the black dandy in studio and street photography around the world. The group exhibition's curator Ekow Eshun, discusses the photographers and images which capture the dress and flamboyance of black individuals from New York to Bamako.

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30 minutes


  • Tony Marchant on The Secret Agent

    Duration: 08:11

  • Sol Gabetta

    Duration: 07:21

  • Helen Taylor on Daphne du Maurier

    Duration: 04:06

  • Ekow Eshun

    Duration: 07:34

Tony Marchant on The Secret Agent

Tony Marchant on The Secret Agent
The Secret Agent begins on BBC One on Sunday 17 July at 9pm. 
Image copyright: World Productions Ltd  

Sol Gabetta

Sol Gabetta
Sol Gabetta will be performing at the First Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall at 7pm on 15 July. 

Ekow Eshun

Ekow Eshun
Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity is showing at the Photographer's Gallery, London from 15 July to 26 September. 
Image credit: Hassan Hajjaj. 

©Hassan HajjajCourtesy of the artis


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Tony Marchant
Interviewed Guest Sol Gabetta
Interviewed Guest Ekow Eshun



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