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Sofia Coppola on The Beguiled, Neil McGregor, Plywood, Children's Poetry prizewinner

Sofia Coppola on The Beguiled, Neil McGregor's Queer Icon, the virtues of Plywood, and Kate Wakeling, winner of the CLiPPA Children's Poetry prize.

Sofia Coppola discusses her new film The Beguiled starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell. Described as a feminist remake of the Clint Eastwood version in 1971, Coppola explains her approach, why she decided to cut the black character Hallie, and teaching the cast of women to be Southern belles.

For our Queer Icons series, museum director Neil MacGregor chooses The Warren Cup, a Roman goblet from the British Museum that depicts men making love.

Design journalist Corrine Julius looks at the new exhibition about plywood at the Victoria and Albert Museum and discovers its surprising versatility and appeal.

Plus Kirsty speaks to Kate Wakeling, winner of this year's CLiPPA prize for Children's poetry, about her debut collection Moon Juice.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Harry Parker.

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30 minutes


  • Sofia Coppola

    Duration: 08:56

  • Neil MacGregor

    Duration: 04:59

  • Plywood

    Duration: 06:17

  • Children's Poetry

    Duration: 06:50

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola
Beguiled is on general release, cert 15

Sofia Coppola
Photo credit:  Dave J Hogan, Getty Images

Main image: Nicole Kidman in The Beguiled
Photo credit: © 2017 Focus Features LLC

Queer Icons - Neil McGregor

Queer Icons - Neil McGregor
Neil McGregor chooses The Warren Cup for Queer Icons


Plywood: Material of the Modern World at the V&A from 15 July 

Photo credit:Singer Sewing machine with plywood box,
1888 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest Sofia Coppola
Interviewed Guest Neil MacGregor
Interviewed Guest Corrine Julius
Interviewed Guest Kate Wakeling
Producer Harry Parker




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