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Casualty at 30, Madeleine Thien, Bad Moms, Thomas Ostermeier

Casualty's co-creator and series producer on 30 years of the medical drama. Plus author Madeleine Thien, Bad Moms reviewed, and German director Thomas Ostermeier.

As Casualty, the BBC's medical drama, prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a feature-length episode, co-creator, Paul Unwin, and series producer Erika Hossington, discuss how a show about an overstretched, under-resourced emergency department has continued to surprise and challenge its audience.

Canadian author Madeleine Thien talks about Do Not Say We Have Nothing her epic novel charting China's revolutionary history, which has earned her a place on the Man Booker long list.

Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell star in Bad Moms, the new film from the writers of The Hangover. Film critic Catherine Bray reviews.

German director Thomas Ostermeier discusses his Schaubuhne production of Richard III is which is being performed as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Casualty at 30

    Duration: 08:26

  • Madeleine Thien

    Duration: 08:54

  • Bad Moms

    Duration: 04:10

  • Thomas Ostermeier

    Duration: 06:08

Casualty at 30

Casualty at 30

Casualty's 30th anniversary feature-length episode is on BBC1 at 8.00pm on 27 August 2016, and on the BBC iPlayer.

Images: Main image above (from Left )- Cathy Shipton (Duffy), Derek Thompson (Charlie Fairhead) and Ian Bleasdale (Josh) in Casualty's 30th anniversary episode                                

             Image to the left: Charlie's 30th anniversary cake

Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien's book, Do not say we have nothing, is out now in paperback. 

Image: Madeleine Thien

Image credit: Rawi Hage

Bad Moms

Bad Moms

Bad Moms, certificate 15, is in UK cinemas from 26 August 2016.

Image: (from Left): Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn in Bad Moms

Thomas Ostermeier

Thomas Ostermeier

Thomas Ostermeier's production of Richard III is at The Lyceum, Edinburgh International Festival until 28 August 2016.

Image: Lars Eidinger as Richard III

Image credit: Arno Declair

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