Daniel Mays, Girls Trip, Asifa Lahore's Queer Icon, Young Poets competition
Actor Daniel Mays on playing gay rights campaigner Peter Wildeblood, Girl Trip reviewed, the UK's first out Muslim drag queen Asifa Lahore, a competition for young poets.
Daniel Mays, the actor who came to prominence for his roles in Vera Drake, Line of Duty, Life on Mars and Mrs Biggs, discusses his new BBC drama Against The Law. He plays Peter Wildeblood, a man imprisoned for homosexual acts in the 1950s, who then went on to campaign for a change in the law.
Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith star in Girls Trip, a film where four old friends reunite for a wild weekend away. It has had a strong opening weekend at the US box office, which the director Malcolm D Lee ascribes to 'black girl magic'. Dreda Say Mitchell gives her verdict.
Asifa Lahore, the UK's first out Muslim drag queen, chooses Dana International's Eurovision-winning song Diva for our Queer Icons series.
Helen Mort has been described by Carol Ann Duffy as 'among the brightest stars in the sparkling new constellation of British poets'. But she first came to prominence in 1998 as one of the winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Helen Mort tells Samira Ahmed why young people should enter the competition this year.
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Kate Bullivant.
Girls TripGirls Trip is in cinemas from 26 July, cert 15
Photo credit: Universal Pictures
Queer Icons - Asifa Lahore
Young Poets competition
Role Contributor Interviewed Guest Daniel Mays Interviewed Guest Dreda Say Mitchell Interviewed Guest Asifa Lahore Interviewed Guest Helen Mort Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Kate Bullivant