Mark Rylance on Dunkirk, Game of Thrones, best summer reads
Mark Rylance on his role in the new film Dunkirk; Alex Clark and Rosie Goldsmith give us their pick of the summer reads; Sarah Hughes on the latest Game of Thrones series.
Mark Rylance discusses his role in Christopher Nolan's new film Dunkirk, in which he plays the civilian captain of a small vessel commandeered for the rescue of some of the hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops stranded on the French beach in 1940 as the enemy closes in.
Critic Alex Clark and broadcaster and literary programmer Rosie Goldsmith give their recommended reads for this summer, including a selection of best books in translation from France, Italy and Russia.
The seventh season of Game of Thrones began this week, and the television series has now overtaken the George RR Martin book series the show is based on. We ask TV critic Sarah Hughes, who has written The Guardian's Game of Thrones Blog since the first season, how she thinks the show will fare without the influence of the books.
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Jerome Weatherald.
Mark Rylance, and James Holland, on Dunkirk
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Best summer reads recommendations
Mark Rylance on Dunkirk
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The first episode of Games of Thrones is available to watch via Sky Catch up, the series continues on Sky Atlantic, 2am on Monday (if you want to be the first to see it), or 9pm Mondays if you can’t stay up that late.
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Best summer reads
Front Row’s Summer Reads Recommendations
Andrea Camilleri - the Revolution of the Moon translated by Stephen Sartarelli
Delphine de Vigan – Based on a True Story translated by George Miller
Boris Akunin - The Winter Queen translated by Andrew Bromfield
Susie Steiner – Persons Unknown
Sylvia Brownrigg – Pages for Her
Yaa Gyasi – The Homegoing
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich – The Fact of a Body
Amanda Craig – The Lie of the Land
David Sedaris – Theft by Finding
Kjell Ole Dahl – Faithless
Jaoslav Kalfar – Spaceman of Bohemia
Ece Temelkuran – Blowing on Knots
Image: some of Front Row's recommended summer reads
Role Contributor Interviewed Guest Mark Rylance Interviewed Guest Alex Clark Interviewed Guest Rosie Goldsmith Interviewed Guest Sarah Hughes Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Jerome Weatherald