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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ewan McGregor, Elton John's photos, Goldsmiths Prize winner

Ewan McGregor on directing American Pastoral, Lord Lloyd Webber on adapting School of Rock for the stage, Sir Elton John's photographs and Goldsmiths Prize winner Mike McCormack.

Lord Lloyd Webber discusses joining forces with Downton creator Julian Fellowes and a cast of 39 children for his new stage adaptation of the Jack Black film School of Rock. He tells Samira how he hopes the production will serve as a reminder of how important the arts are in education.

Actor Ewan McGregor talks about adapting Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral, in his directorial debut and why he's returning to the role of Renton, 20 years on from Trainspotting.

Elton John owns one of the best photography collections in the world and now he's loaned some of them to the Tate Modern in London. The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography includes Man Ray's Glass Tears, Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother and Edward Weston's portrait of Igor Stravinsky. Newell Harbin, Sir Elton John's curator, shows us around.

The Goldsmiths Prize was established three years ago to recognise fiction that breaks the mould or opens up new possibilities for the novel. Previous winners have included Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing and Ali Smith's How to be Both. We talk to this year's winner Mike McCormack about his book Solar Bone.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Marilyn Rust.

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30 minutes


  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Duration: 07:44

  • Elton John's photos

    Duration: 07:15

  • Goldsmiths Prize winner

    Duration: 04:40

  • Ewan McGregor

    Duration: 08:01

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber

School of Rock  is at the New London Theatre, London, and is initially booking until 12 February 2017.


Main image above: Andrew Lloyd Webber (right) with Samira Ahmed

Image to the left: David Fynn as Dewey Finn (centre) and the kids from School of Rock

Image credit: Tristam Kenton

Elton John's photos

Elton John's photos

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection is at Tate Modern , London, from 10 November 2016 - 07 May 2017.

Image: Man Ray Glass Tears1932

Image credit: Collection Elton John

© Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Goldsmiths Prize 2016 winner

Goldsmiths Prize 2016 winner

Image: Mike McCormack, whose book Solar Bones won the Goldsmiths Prize 2016.

Image credit: Tramp Press

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

American Pastoral, directed by Ewan McGregor, certificate 15, is in UK cinemas from 11 November 2016.

Image: Ewan McGregor (Left) with Samira Ahmed


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Andrew Lloyd Webber
Interviewed Guest Ewan McGregor
Interviewed Guest Newell Harbin
Interviewed Guest Mike McCormack
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Marilyn Rust




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