Main content

Taika Waititi on Thor, Art in the Age of Terror, David Adjaye, Eisenstein's October

Taika Waititi goes from the independent film sector to direct the Marvel blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok. Plus David Adjaye on his plans for the UK's National Holocaust Memorial.

Kiwi director Taika Waititi, known for Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Flight of the Conchords, on bringing his comedic style of indie film-making to the Hollywood superhero blockbuster in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok.

Eisenstein's film about the Russian Revolution, October, is about to be screened in its newly restored original version, with the London Symphony Orchestra performing the original score live at the Barbican. Ian Christie explores the film's significance.

Samira Ahmed discusses how art has responded to terror post 9/11, with former official war artist John Keane and Sanna Moore, curator of the Imperial War Museum London's new exhibition, Age of Terror: Art since 9/11.

Designer David Adjaye reveals his plans for the UK's National Holocaust Memorial, which will be created in a park near the Houses of Parliament.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Timothy Prosser.

Available now

30 minutes


  • Taika Waititi on Thor

    Duration: 07:04

  • Art in the Age of Terror

    Duration: 08:54

  • David Adjaye

    Duration: 05:21

  • Eisenstein's October

    Duration: 06:11

Eisenstein's October

Eisenstein's October

A restored version of Eisenstein's film October is shown at the Barbican Hall, Barbican, London on 26 October 2017.

The film is accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra playing Edmund Meisel's original score live.

Image: A still from Eisenstein's October

Image credit: (c) Eisenstein Centre Moscow

Art in the Age of Terror

Art in the Age of Terror

The Art in the Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 exhibition  is at the Imperial War Museum, London from 26 October 2017 - 8 May 2018.

Image: Rachel Howard DHC 6765, Study 2005

Household gloss on board

Image credit: (c) The Artist/Photo Prudence Cumming Associates


David Adjaye

David Adjaye

An image of the front entry of the UK National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre , designed by Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects, to be built in Victoria Towers Park, London.

Image credit: Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects

Taika Waititi on Thor

Taika Waititi on Thor

Thor: Ragnarok opens in UK cinemas on 4 October 2017, certificate 12A.


Main image above: Taika Waititi (Left) directs Chris Hemsworth (Thor) on the set of  Thor: Ragnarok.

Image credit: Jasin Boland (c) Marvel Studios 2017.

Smaller image to the right:  From Left: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo); Thor (Chris Emsworth); Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson); and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in a still from Thor: Ragnarok

Image credit: (c) Marvel Studios 2017


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Taika Waititi
Interviewed Guest Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest John Keane
Interviewed Guest Sanna Moore
Interviewed Guest David Adjaye
Producer Timothy Prosser


  • Tue 24 Oct 2017 19:15



A season discovering where artists find inspiration and helping listeners get creative.

BBC Arts Digital

BBC Arts Digital

The best of British culture live and on demand.

Front Row on TV

Front Row on TV

Join Mary Beard and guests for live and late debate on Friday evenings on BBC Two.