The Founder, Neil Jordan, See Me Now, Luke Jerram's Treasured City
Screenwriter Neil Jordan on his latest novel. A new play performed by sex workers. Innovative artist Luke Jerram's latest project. And Robert Siegel, writer of The Founder.
Academy Award winning screenwriter and director Neil Jordan talks about his latest novel Carnivalesque. During a trip to a carnival, schoolboy Andy gets trapped inside the glass in the hall of mirrors and his reflection takes his place in his family.
A new theatre production created and performed by current and former sex workers aims to challenge stereotype and stigma. Writer Molly Taylor and member of the cast Jane discuss bringing together a group of male, female and transgender performers to share their stories on stage.
He's the artist who put a giant water slide in the centre of Bristol, and pianos at stations inviting passing musicians to play; now Luke Jerram has cast five small artefacts from the North Lincolnshire Museum in 18 carat gold and hidden them across Scunthorpe for the public to find. As Treasured City, his artistic treasure hunt, begins, he explains why art is better when the public is involved, and why it doesn't need to be confined to galleries.
In Michael Keaton's new film The Founder he plays Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois who turned one small takeaway burger bar in California called McDonalds into the globally-franchised billion-dollar empire it is today. The film's writer Robert Siegel - who also wrote The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke - discusses his fascination for the story and what it says about America in the 1950s.
See Me Now
Neil JordanNeil Jordan
Photo credit: Pat Redmond
His book, Carnivalesque, is published on 23 Feb
See Me Now
The FounderMichael Keaton in The Founder
The Founder is in cinemas nationwide from 17 Feb, certificate 12A
Main image: Michael Keaton in The Founder, Studio Canal
Role Contributor Interviewed Guest Neil Jordan Interviewed Guest Molly Taylor Interviewed Guest Luke Jerram Interviewed Guest Robert Siegel Presenter Kirsty Lang