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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, The Little Prince, Brazilian artists, The Macarena at 20

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Pinter's No Man's Land, a film adaptation of The Little Prince, Brazilian artists in the run-up to the Olympics and the Macarena at 20.

As Harold Pinter's play No Man's Land sets off on a nationwide tour Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, along with the play's director Sean Mathias, discuss working together, toilet breaks and Trekkies.

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews the film adaptation of the much loved novella The Little Prince, by Antonie de Saint-Exupery. As a possible sign of things to come, it receives its première online and features voice work by Jeff Bridges and Rachel McAdams.

Continuing our series of interviews with Brazilian artists in the run-up to the Olympics, Kirsty meets Jotape, who is one of the leading figures involved in Brazil's latest dance craze - Passinho, and theatre and circus director Renato Rocha who's directed Shakespeare with children from the favelas (Rio's slums).

20 years ago today the remix of a Spanish pop song went to no.1 in the charts, stayed there for 14 weeks, and went on to take the dance-craze-world by storm. To mark the occasion, Front Row asks the writer and comedian Danny Robins to ponder the success of The Macarena (The Bayside Boys Mix!)

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jack Soper.

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30 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart

    Duration: 11:20

  • The Little Prince

    Duration: 05:01

  • Brazilian artists - Jotape and Renato Rocha

    Duration: 07:37

  • The Macarena at 20

  • The Macarena at 20

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Sean Mathias

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Sean Mathias

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen star in No Man's Land at the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre until 18 August 2016. Then the production tours the UK, visiting Newcastle, Brighton, Cardiff and London.

Images: main image above - Ian McKellen (Spooner) and Patrick Stewart (Hirst) in No Man's Land .              Image credit: Perou

Image to the left - Director Sean Mathias, Patrick Stewart, Kirsty Lang and Ian McKellen (seated)

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

The Little Prince is on Netflix from 5 August 2016.


Brazilian artists - Jotape

Brazilian artists - Jotape
Image: Jotape (Right) dancing with his group


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Ian McKellen
Interviewed Guest Patrick Stewart
Interviewed Guest Sean Mathias
Interviewed Guest Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest Jotape
Interviewed Guest Renato Rocha
Interviewed Guest Danny Robins
Producer Jack Soper




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