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Lee Child on Edward Hopper, ENO's Cressida Pollock and The Pass

Authors Lee Child, Megan Abbott and Lawrence Block on stories inspired by Edward Hopper paintings and actor Martin Compston talks about dramatising real-life crime on TV.

Thriller writers Lee Child, Megan Abbott and Lawrence Block discuss their new collection of short stories inspired by the paintings of American artist Edward Hopper. The anthology, In Sunlight or in Shadow, also includes stories by Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Olen Butler.

English National Opera's CEO Cressida Pollock discusses the company's recent struggles, which have seen stringent funding cuts, strikes and, most recently, the postponement of a season in Blackpool.

Tim Robey reviews the film The Pass, about two young professional football players whose kiss echoes through the next ten years of both their lives.

ITV's new drama, In Plain Sight, is based on the true story of Scottish serial killer, Peter Manuel and the attempts of Lanarkshire detective William Muncie to bring him to justice in the 1950s. The writer Nick Stevens and actor Martin Compston, who plays Manuel, discuss the challenges of making a drama about real life crime.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rachel Simpson.

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30 minutes


  • Lee Child on Edward Hopper

    Duration: 09:29

  • ENO's Cressida Pollock

    Duration: 06:37

  • The Pass

    Duration: 04:36

  • In Plain Sight

    Duration: 06:43

Lee Child on Edward Hopper

Lee Child on Edward Hopper

Lee Child's short story The Truth About What Happened is in an anthology of stories inspired by Edward Hopper paintings called In Sunlight or in Shadow, edited by Lawrence Block which is published by Pegasus Books in hardback, or as an ebook or audio book on 06 December 2016.


Main image above: Lee Child

Image credit: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Image to the left: Lee Child

Image credit: Photo © Sigrid Estrada

The ENO's Cressida Pollock

The ENO's Cressida Pollock
Image: Cressida Pollock, the Chief Executive Officer at the English National Opera

The Pass

The Pass

The Pass is in UK cinemas from 09 December 2015, certificate 15.

Image: Arinze Kene as Ade (Left) and Russell Tovey as Jason in The Pass


In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight

The In Plain Sight mini-series is on ITV at 9.00 pm on Wednesdays from 07 December 2016.

Image: Martin Compston as Peter Manuel

Image credit: ITV


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Lee Child
Interviewed Guest Megan Abbott
Interviewed Guest Cressida Pollock
Interviewed Guest Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest Nick Stevens
Interviewed Guest Martin Compston
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Rachel Simpson




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