Mel Giedroyc on new musicals showcase, Michael Morpurgo, Bad Santa 2, Penelope Lively
Game of Thrones meets Bake Off as Mel Giedroyc and Gemma Whelan discuss their involvement in New Songs 4 New Shows, a gala evening showcasing four new musicals currently in development, directed by West End grandee Maria Friedman.
The Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Lively discusses her latest collection of short stories, The Purple Swamp Hen & Other Stories.
After J.K. Rowling sends copies of her Harry Potter novels to a girl in Aleppo, Syria, fellow children's writer Michael Morpurgo discusses the importance of books in war zones.
Billy Bob Thornton reprises his role as the foul-mouthed, whisky-fuelled 'Father Christmas' in Bad Santa 2. Mark Eccleston reviews.
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Marilyn Rust.
Mel Giedroyc, Gemma Whelan and Maria Friedman
New Songs 4 New Shows - a star-filled Gala Night premiering four new British musicals: Wigmaker, Fanatical, The Happy Prince, and Joan is at the Lyric Theatre, London on 28 November 2016.
Main image above: New Songs 4 New Shows: from left - Haydn Gwynne from Wigmaker; Gemma Whelan From Fanatical; Douglas Hodge, writer of Wigmaker; the dancers from The Happy Prince.
Image to the left: Mel Giedroyc in rehearsal for Fanatical
Bad Santa 2
|Interviewed Guest||Mel Giedroyc|
|Interviewed Guest||Gemma Whelan|
|Interviewed Guest||Penelope Lively|
|Interviewed Guest||Michael Morpurgo|
|Interviewed Guest||Mark Eccleston|