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Apple Tree Yard, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Elisabeth Frink

Director Jessica Hobbs on TV drama Apple Tree Yard, starring Emily Watson; Mark-Anthony Turnage on his new composition Remembering; and reassessing sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink.

The BBC's new Sunday night drama Apple Tree Yard is a thriller featuring a middle-aged scientist who embarks on an unlikely and increasingly dangerous affair. Staring Emily Watson as the eminent Dr Yvonne Carmichael it was adapted for screen by Amanda Coe from the novel by Louise Doughty. Director Jessica Hobbs, whose past projects include Broadchurch, River and The Slap, talks about how this female-led production impacts what we see on screen.

Mark-Anthony Turnage discusses his new composition, Remembering, which is being premiered at the Barbican tomorrow night by Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO. Written in memory of a family friend who died from cancer at the age of 26, Turnage talks about how he approached the composition, and his collaboration with Rattle who requested there be no violins involved.

Is the sculptor Elisabeth Frink due a renaissance? A new exhibition, Elisabeth Frink: Transformation, at Hauser and Wirth Somerset offers a chance to reassess the artist following her death in 1993. Richard Cork reviews.

Presenter John Wilson
Producer Angie Nehring.

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Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree Yard

The Apple Tree Yard series starts on 22 January at 9.00pm on BBC 1, and on the iPlayer.


Main image above:  Emily Watson as Yvonne Carmichael in Apple Tree Yard (centre)

Image to left: Ben Chaplin as Costner and Emily Watson as Yvonne Carmichael

Images credit: BBC/Kudos/Nick Briggs

Mark-Anthony Turnage

ark-Anthony Turnage's composition Remembering is premiered by the London Symphony Orchestra, cond: Simon Rattle at the Barbican, London on 19 January 2017; and is streamed live on the LSO's YouTube channel and

Image: Mark-Anthony Turner



Elisabeth Frink

Elisabeth Frink

The Elisabeth Frink. Transformation exhibition of sculptures and paintings is at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in Bruton from 19 January  to 07 May 2017.

Image:  Installation vie of 'Elisabeth Frink. Transformation'

Image credit: Elisabeth Frink @Elisabeth Frink Estate, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Photo: Ken Adlard

Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw
Image: Maria Balshaw (with Love Bomb by Mark Quinn in the background)


Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Jessica Hobbs
Interviewed Guest Mark-Anthony Turnage
Interviewed Guest Richard Cork
Producer Angie Nehring




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