Main content

Neil Jordan, Flat Time House, Teletubbies

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With film-maker Neil Jordan discussing his novel Carnival, a visit to the living sculpture, Flat Time House, and 20 years of the Teletubbies.

Worlds within worlds - Matthew Sweet talks to filmmaker and author Neil Jordan about his new novel Carnivalesque, which features a hall of mirrors and stolen children. He makes a tour of Flat Time House in south London and speaks to the Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost and curator Gareth Bell-Jones about the house's creator, the pioneering British conceptual artist John Latham (1921-2006). And to round things off, he ventures into the lush green world of the Teletubbies with broadcaster Samira Ahmed and child psychologist Sam Wass to explore the show's enduring fascination twenty years after it first appeared on television.

Neil Jordan's latest novel is called Carnivalesque.
A World View: John Latham is on at London's Serpentine Gallery from March 2nd to May 21st and includes a series of events at
http://flattimeho.org.uk/

Producer Zahid Warley.

Available now

45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Neil Jordan
Interviewed Guest Laure Prouvost
Interviewed Guest Gareth Bell-Jones
Interviewed Guest Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Sam Wass
Producer Zahid Warley

Broadcast

Featured in...

The Arts & Ideas Podcast

The Arts & Ideas Podcast

You can download all the past episodes of Radio 3's Free Thinking

Click to listen to discussions, talks and music as the Free Thinking Festival 2019 Gets Emotional

Click to listen to discussions, talks and music as the Free Thinking Festival 2019 Gets Emotional

Angry politics, what we can’t say, being diplomatic, weeping, emotion in music, film & TV

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE programmes from the Free Thinking Festival 2018: The One & the Many

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE programmes from the Free Thinking Festival 2018: The One & the Many

We examine the fast-changing relationship between the individual & the crowd

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE all programmes, images, clips & features from 2017's festival

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE all programmes, images, clips & features from 2017's festival

Free Thinking Festival 2017: The Speed of Life