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22/04/2017

Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy in Their Finest. Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist, Lisa McInerny's new novel The Blood Miracles, Ashley Bickerton, The Hours on Radio 4.

Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy star in in Their Finest; a new film about the vital role of movies in Britain during The War.
A revival of Christopher Hampton's 1970 play The Philanthropist has opened in London. It features a glittering array of actors best known for their TV work. How well do their skills transfer to the stage?
Lisa McInerny won The Bailey's Prize 's for her first novel The Glorious Heresies. Her latest, The Blood Miracles, continues that story with same characters many years older and a little wiser
Ashley Bickerton is a painter and sculptor whose work is much admired (and collected) by Damien Hirst, among others. A new exhibition at Hirst's Newport Gallery includes work from throughout Bickertion's career
The Hours is a new radio dramatization of Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer winning book inspired by Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway. Starring Rosamund Pike it has the tricky job of maintaining three simultaneous plotlines set in different eras

Viv Groskop's guests are Emma Jane Unsworth, Ryan Gilbey and Ekow Eshun. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist is at Trafalgar Studios in London, until July 2017.  

Image: Manuel Harlan

Their Finest

Their Finest

Their Finest is in cinemas now, certificate 12A.


The Hours

The Hours

The Hours concludes on BBC Radio 4 Sunday 23 April at 3pm.

Lisa McInerney

Lisa McInerney

The Blood Miracles is available in hardback and paperback now. 

Ashley Bickerton

Ashley Bickerton

Ashley Bickerton: Ornamental Hysteria is on at Newport Street Gallery in London until 20 August.

Image: Orange Shark (2008) © Ashley Bickerton

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Presenter Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest Emma Jane Unsworth
Interviewed Guest Ryan Gilbey
Interviewed Guest Ekow Eshun
Producer Oliver Jones

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