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Sara Pascoe, Man Booker Prize shortlist, Robert Lindsay

Sara Pascoe on her stage version of Pride and Prejudice, Alex Clark and Toby Lichtig discuss the Man Booker Prize shortlist, Robert Lindsay on playing cinematographer Jack Cardiff.

The comedian and writer Sara Pascoe explains to Kirsty Lang why Pride and Prejudice, great as the book is, was in need of a comic stage adaptation. Her play based on Jane Austen's novel is about to open at the Nottingham Playhouse. It includes scenes with modern commentary, original music from Emmy the Great, and jokes.

The Man Booker Prize shortlist, announced today, includes some surprises - omissions as well as inclusions. Critics Alex Clark and Toby Lichtig deliver their verdicts and nominate their favourite to win.

Actor Robert Lindsay talks to Kirsty about playing Jack Cardiff in Prism, a play about the cinematographer's life. Prism looks back at Cardiff's career which includes working on the film sets of The Red Shoes, The African Queen and Sons and Lovers.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Kate Bullivant.

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30 minutes


  • Sara Pascoe

    Duration: 09:02

  • Man Booker Prize shortlist

    Duration: 09:28

  • Robert Lindsay

    Duration: 09:15

Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe

Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Sara Pascoe is at the Nottingham Playhouse from 15 - 30 September 2017.


Main image above: Sara Pascoe

Image credit: Matt Crockett

Image to the left: (L-R) Rachel Partington, Bethan Mary-James and Olivia Onyehara as Mary, Elizabeth and Lydia in Pride and Prejudice

Image credit: Stephen Cummiskey

Man Booker Prize shortlist

Man Booker Prize shortlist

The books shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2017 are:

4321 by Paul Auster

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Autumn by Ali Smith

The winner is announced on 17 October 2017.

Image: Lola, Baroness Young, the Chair of the Man Booker Prize 2017 judges panel holding the shortlisted novels.


Robert Lindsay

Robert Lindsay

Prism by Terry Johnson, starring Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner is at the Hampstead Theatre, London until 14 October 2017.

Image: Robert Lindsay as Jack Cardiff in Prism

Image credit: Manuel Harlan



Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Sara Pascoe
Interviewed Guest Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest Toby Lichtig
Interviewed Guest Robert Lindsay
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Kate Bullivant


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