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Louis Theroux, National Poetry Day, Merch yr Eog

Louis Theroux on Scientology, Savile, and silences; PJ Harvey, Daljit Nagra and Holly McNish read new poems; and Merch yr Eog, a play performed in Welsh, Breton, French and Creole.

Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux discusses his new film My Scientology Movie, Jimmy Savile, and his particular documentary-making style.

To celebrate National Poetry Day, PJ Harvey, Daljit Nagra and Holly McNish will each be introducing and reading a new poem each for Front Row.

Sara Lloyd from the Welsh-language National Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, and Thomas Cloarec from Breton company Teatr Piba discuss their collaboration on a new play. Merch yr Eog (The Salmon's Daughter) is performed in Welsh, Breton, French and Creole and translated for the audience through a smartphone app.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Marilyn Rust.

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30 minutes


  • Daljit Nagra

    Duration: 03:57

  • Louis Theroux

    Duration: 11:06

  • Hollie McNish

    Duration: 03:08

  • Merch yr Eog

    Duration: 07:38

  • PJ Harvey

    Duration: 01:50

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

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Image: PJ Harvey

Image credit: Maria Mochnacz

Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux

My Scientology Movie is in UK cinemas from 7 October 2016, certificate 15.

Images: main image above, and smaller image to the right: Louis Theroux

Merch Yr Eog

Merch Yr Eog

Merch Yr Eog tours Wales and SW England until 29 October 2016, then tours Brittany from 3 - 24 November 2016.

UK tour details:

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: 07  October 

Pontio, Bangor: 11 - 12 October 

Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli: 14 October

Galeri, Caernarfon: 17 October 

Lyric, Carmarthen: 20 - 21 October 

Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: 25 - 26 October

The House, Plymouth: 29 October


Image: Lleuwen Steffan as Mair in Merch Yr Eog

Image credit: Kirsten McTernan




Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Louis Theroux
Interviewed Guest PJ Harvey
Interviewed Guest Daljit Nagra
Interviewed Guest Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest Sara Lloyd
Interviewed Guest Thomas Cloarec
Producer Marilyn Rust


  • Thu 6 Oct 2016 19:15

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