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Kenneth Branagh, Keeping TV secrets, Josie Lawrence, Parents in film

Josie Lawrence on playing Mother Courage; Emma Bullimore on how TV programmes keep their secrets or not; Kenneth Branagh on directing and acting in Murder on the Orient Express.

The actor and comedian Josie Lawrence is currently tackling Bertolt Brecht in a production of Mother Courage and her Children at Southwark Playhouse in London. She discusses the morality of Mother Courage with Samira and explains why the part was at the top of her theatrical bucket list.

In the wake of Prue Leith revealing the Bake Off winner, TV Times journalist Emma Bullimore looks at the lengths TV programmes go to in order to keep their reveals under wraps.

As A Bad Moms Christmas and Daddy's Home 2 hit cinemas, we discuss how parents are portrayed in mainstream comedy films and consider if the old stereotypes are changing.

Kenneth Branagh discusses directing Murder on the Orient Express, in which he also plays the Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.

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30 minutes


  • Josie Lawrence

    Duration: 07:42

  • TV secrets

    Duration: 05:21

  • Parents on screen

    Duration: 07:54

  • Kenneth Branagh

    Duration: 06:24

Josie Lawrence

Josie Lawrence
Josie Lawrence as Mother Courage Photo credit: Scott Rylander 

Mother Courage and her Children is at Southwark Playhouse until 9th December 

Parents in Film

Parents in Film
Mila Kunis, Kirsten Bell and Kathryn Hahn in A Bad Mom's Christmas
Photo credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/STX Entertainment 

A Bad Mom's Christmas is in cinemas nationwide, cert 15   
Daddy's Home 2 is in cinemas nationwide from 22nd November, cert 12A


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Josie Lawrence
Interviewed Guest Emma Bullimore
Interviewed Guest Kenneth Branagh
Producer Rebecca Armstrong




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