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Katherine Jenkins, The Hatton Garden Job, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Katherine Jenkins on Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, Larry Lamb and Phil Daniels on The Hatton Garden Job, a discussion on star ratings, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins has had seven Number One albums and sung around the world to huge audiences, but is a self-described 'newbie' to acting. Making her stage debut in the English National Opera's Carousel, she talks to John about her love of Rodgers and Hammerstein, learning an American accent and her dressing-room nerves.

Netflix has replaced its users' star ratings with a simple thumbs up or down because, they say, the five-star system had begun to feel antiquated. Caroline Frost, Huffington Post UK's Entertainment Editor, and Sarah Crompton, Chief Theatre critic for WhatOnStage and former Arts editor of The Telegraph, discuss the pros and cons of star ratings.

In April 2015, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden was burgled. Estimates for the amount stolen range from £25m to £200m, but the heist became as notorious for the gang of ex-criminals in their 60s and 70s who carried it off, as it did for the theft itself. John Wilson visits the vault where the burglary took place to talk to the stars of a new film about the story - Larry Lamb, who plays the group's ringleader, and Phil Daniels who plays the youngest criminal of the group.

As Colson Whitehead's novel The Underground Railroad wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction we talk to literary critic Alex Clark about the win.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Ella-mai Robey.

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30 minutes


  • Katherine Jenkins

    Duration: 09:22

  • Star Ratings

    Duration: 05:55

  • Pullitzer Prize novel

    Duration: 05:05

  • Larry Lamb and Phil Daniels

    Duration: 07:35

Katherine Jenkins in Carousel

Katherine Jenkins in Carousel
Alfie Boe and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Carousel
Carousel is at the London Coliseum until 13 May

Main image: Katherine Jenkins and Alex Young in Carousel
Photo credit: Tristram Kenton

The Hatton Garden Job

The Hatton Garden Job
Larry Lamb 

The Hatton Garden Job is in selected cinemas from 14 Apr, cert 15


Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Ella-mai Robey
Interviewed Guest Katherine Jenkins
Interviewed Guest Caroline Frost
Interviewed Guest Sarah Crompton
Interviewed Guest Larry Lamb
Interviewed Guest Phil Daniels
Interviewed Guest Alex Clark




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