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Dreamgirls, Australia's Impressionists, Sharing the Turner Prize cheque, actor Peter Vaughan remembered

Broadway hit Dreamgirls' composer Henry Krieger. Plus Australia's Impressionists at The National Gallery, sharing the Turner Prize winnings and Peter Vaughan remembered.

Dreamgirls was a hit Broadway show which became an Oscar-winning film starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy. As the musical arrives in the UK for the first time since it opened there 31 years ago, we speak to the composer and co-creator, Henry Krieger.

Helen Martens recently shared her cheque for winning The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture with the other shortlisted artists. Now she's done the same with her Turner Prize winnings. What does this desire to share say about the artist?

41 paintings from four of the most innovative Australian Impressionist artists are on show at The National Gallery in London for the first time. As curator Chris Riopelle explains, they reveal how the artists were influenced by European Impressionism, a growing sense of national identity, and their desire to capture the great Australian landscape.

Porridge co-creator Dick Clement remembers the actor Peter Vaughan who has died aged 93. Vaughan played a devoted butler in The Remains of the Day, a villainous prisoner in Porridge, and a wise elder in Game of Thrones.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Marilyn Rust.

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30 minutes


  • Henry Krieger

    Duration: 08:33

  • Dick Clement and Christopher Eccleston

    Duration: 11:47

  • Louisa Buck

    Duration: 03:39

  • Chris Riopelle

    Duration: 08:05


Cast of Dreamgirls- Photo credit: Brinkhoff/Mogenburg 
Dreamgirls is at the Savoy Theatre until 11 March 2017
Main picture: Ibinabo Jack, Amber Riley & Liisi Lafontaine
Photo credit: Brinkhoff/Mogenburg

Australia's Impressionists

Australia's Impressionists
Image credit: Charles Conder A Holiday at Mentone, 1888
© Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Australia's Impressionists at the National Gallery until 26 March 2017

Sharing the Turner Prize

Sharing the Turner Prize
Artist Helen Marten, winner of this year's Turner Prize

Photo credit: Sadie Coles HQ

RIP Peter Vaughan

RIP Peter Vaughan
Actor Peter Vaughan
Photo credit: BBC




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