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Yerma starring Billie Piper, Film director Todd Solondz, Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein, Slam poetry in Brazil

Film director Todd Solondz on Wiener-Dog, a review of a radical reworking of Lorca's play Yerma, starring Billie Piper, and Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein on Tchaikovsky.

Billie Piper stars in Simon Stone's radical reworking of Lorca's Yerma, a play about a woman's increasingly desperate desire to conceive. Sarah Hemming reviews.

Provocative film director Todd Solondz on his dark comedy Wiener-Dog, which comprises four short stories linked together by the same dashchund, starring Greta Gerwig and Danny DeVito.

As the original version of Tchaikovsky's famous Piano Concerto No.1 gets its UK premiere at the BBC Proms, Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein explains why this dramatically different score has remained hidden for so long.

As the Olympics begin, we complete our series of interviews with Brazilian artists with a look at the slam poetry scene in Brazil.

Presenter: Clemency Burton-Hill
Producer: Ella-mai Robey.

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30 minutes


  • Film DIrector Todd Solonz

    Duration: 10:14

  • Yerma starring Billie Piper

    Duration: 05:42

  • Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein

    Duration: 06:38

  • Slam poetry in Brazil

    Duration: 04:51

Yerma starring Billie Piper

Yerma starring Billie Piper

Yerma is at the Young Vic theatre in London until 24 September 2016.

Image- Main image above and image to the left:  Billie Piper as Her in Yerma

Images credit: Johan Persson


Todd Solonz

Todd Solonz

Todd Solonz's film  Wiener Dog opens in UK cinemas from 12 August 2016.


Image: Todd Solonz (Right) directing Greta Gerwig (Left) in Wiener Dog

Kirill Gerstein

Kirill Gerstein

Kirill Gerstein will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 at the BBC Proms on Sunday 07 August 201, and it will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 7.30pm.   His recording of the concerto is available on CD.


Image: Kirill Gerstein

Image credit: Michael Borggreve


Slam poetry in Brazil

Roberta Estrela d'Alva  is a Brazilian Slam poet.


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Sarah Hemming
Interviewed Guest Todd Solondz
Interviewed Guest Kirill Gerstein
Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill
Producer Ella-mai Robey




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