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Adam Driver, Costa Book Awards shortlist announced, Gilmore Girls

Adam Driver on Jim Jarmusch's film Paterson; the announcement of the Costa Book Awards category shortlists; the return of Gilmore Girls.

Adam Driver played Lena Dunham's love interest in Girls, and Han Solo and Princess Leia's evil son in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The actor discusses his latest role as a poetry-writing bus driver in Jim Jarmusch's new film Paterson.

Front Row reveals this year's Costa Book Awards shortlists. Critics Alex Clark and Toby Lichtig comment on the writers chosen in the five categories: novel, first novel, poetry, biography and children's fiction.

Nearly a decade after the finale of the popular family TV series Gilmore Girls, Netflix has revived the drama in four extended 90-minute episodes. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life reunites the cast with the show's creator and original writer Amy Sherman-Palladino, who had been absent for its final season. Rachel Cooke of The Guardian gives her verdict.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Costa Book Awards

    Duration: 13:23

  • Adam Driver

    Duration: 08:19

  • Gilmore Girls

    Duration: 05:59

Costa Book Awards

Costa Book Awards
Costa Book Awards shortlist

Paterson - Adam Driver

Paterson - Adam Driver
Adam Driver in Paterson
Paterson is on general release from Friday 25 November, certificate 15

Main picture shows Adam Driver in Paterson
Photo credit: Soda Pictures

Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls
Filming Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls is available on Netflix

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Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Adam Driver
Interviewed Guest Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest Toby Lichtig
Interviewed Guest Rachel Cooke
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald

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