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Jim Broadbent; I Heard It Through the Grapevine; Johana Gustawsson and Matt Johnson

The Sense of an Ending on film - Jim Broadbent and Ritesh Batra on reinterpreting Julian Barnes' novel; is I Heard It Through the Grapevine the greatest love song ever written?i.

Jim Broadbent stars as an elderly divorcee who receives a letter that unlocks memories of a relationship he had back in the 1960s. He and director Ritesh Batra describe how they've reinterpreted Julian Barnes' novel The Sense of an Ending for film.

50 years ago this week Marvin Gaye finished recording a track that would go on to become one of the most iconic love songs ever written. To mark the moment, music journalist Kevin Le Gendre records his own tribute to I Heard It Through the Grapevine.

Novelist Matt Johnson started writing as part of his treatment for PTSD after a career in the army and police. Author Johana Gustawsson tackled the horror of her grandfather's deportation to a Second World War concentration camp, to form a family bond that wasn't possible during his lifetime. They discuss how writing has helped them to process difficult life experiences.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Angie Nehring.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Jim Broadbent

    Duration: 09:08

  • Poland's WW2 Muesum

    Duration: 05:02

  • Heard it Through the Grapevine

    Duration: 04:47

  • Johana Gustawsson and Matt Johnson

    Duration: 08:15

Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent

The Sense of an Ending is in UK cinemas from 14 April 2017, certificate 15.

Images:

Main image above: Jim Broadbent as Tony Webster in The Sense of an Ending

Image to the left: Director Ritesh Batra (Right) with actors Jim Broadbent and Harriet Walter on the set of The Sense of an Ending

Images credit: StudioCanal Uk

I Heard it Through the Grapevine

I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Image: Marvin Gaye

Johana Gustawsson and Matt Johnson

Johana Gustawsson and Matt Johnson

Johana Gustawsson's book  Block 46 is published in May 2017, and Matt Johnson's novel Deadly Game is out now.

Image: Johana Gustawsson and Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson image credit: Biophilic Photography 2016 

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Jim Broadbent
Interviewed Guest Ritesh Batra
Interviewed Guest Kevin Le Gendre
Interviewed Guest Matt Johnson
Interviewed Guest Johana Gustawsson
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Angie Nehring

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