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Charlotte Rampling discusses her new memoir, Moira Buffini on new drama Harlots, post apocalyptic art at Compton Verney, and the latest political controversy for Eurovision.

Charlotte Rampling came to attention as an actress and model during the Swinging Sixties. She soon became associated with challenging roles such as Lucia the concentration camp survivor who develops a sadomasochistic relationship with a former SS officer in The Night Porter. After a period of depression in the Nineties she burst onto screens again with a best actress Oscar nomination for the film, 45 years, and for her parts in Dexter and Broadchurch on TV. She's now written a very personal and revealing memoir.

Harlots is a new 8-part TV series set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London. It follows the career of Margaret Wells played by Samantha Morton as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. Creator and writer Moira Buffini discusses becoming seduced by the Georgians and how Harlots was inspired by stories of real women.

The Clearing is a vision of how we might live if sea levels rise and petrol pumps run dry. Artists Alex Hartley and Tom James discuss the project, which is centred around a geodesic dome hand built from recycled materials in the grounds of Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire.

After Ukraine bans Russian singer Samoilova from this year's Eurovision Song Contest, William Lee Adams, founder and editor of Eurovision website wiwibloggs, talks about the contest's latest political controversy.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jack Soper.

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30 minutes


  • Charlotte Rampling

    Duration: 08:55

  • Harlots

    Duration: 08:29

  • Julia Samoilova

    Duration: 04:52

  • The Clearing

    Duration: 05:24

Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling

Who I Am, Charlotte Rampling's autobiography written with Christophe Bataille, is out now in hardback and as an eBook.


Main image above: Charlotte Rampling, image credit: Yui Mok/PA Archives/PA Images

Image to the left: Charlotte Rampling (Left) with Kirsty Lang




The 8-part series of Harlots, co-written by Moira Buffini, is available from ITV Encore from 27 March 2017.

Moira Buffini's play Gabriel is at the Greenwich Theatre, London from 08 - 13 May 2017.

Image: Samantha Morton as Margaret Wells(Left) and Lesley Manville as Lydia Quigley in Harlots

Image credit: Monumental TV/ITV

Julia Samoilova

Julia Samoilova

Image: Julia Samoilova, Russia's 2017 Eurovision Song Contest  entrant.

Image courtesy of the Eurovision Russian Federation.

The Clearing

The Clearing

The Clearing, a collaborative artwork by Alex Hartley and Tom James  is at the Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire until 17 December 2017.

Image: The Clearing under construction

Image credit: Theo Simpson


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Interviewed Guest Charlotte Rampling
Interviewed Guest Moira Buffini
Interviewed Guest Alex Hartley
Interviewed Guest Tom James
Interviewed Guest William Lee Adams
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Jack Soper




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