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Robert Pattinson, Ian McMillan, the voice behind the puppet, Goldsmiths Prize winner

Robert Pattinson on his new film Good Time, Ian McMillan on writing a libretto in the South Yorkshire accent, and the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize is revealed.

Robert Pattinson on his new film Good Time, set in the streets of Queens as the consequences of a bank robbery entangle his character Connie in a violent web of swift, provocative responses and lies. It's a million miles from Twilight and he talks about his choice of films since his role in the hugely successful franchise.

Poet Ian McMillan has written libretto for the first opera to be performed in a South Yorkshire accent, including local dialect. We speak to Ian and the tenor Nicholas Sales, of Heritage Opera, about the challenges of singing in the cadences of a Barnsley voice.

With Paddington back in cinemas, and the bear's voice once again being provided by Ben Whishaw - a far cry from that of Michael Hordern in the TV series in the '70s - Adam Smith considers the importance of the voice of an animated character, and what happens when the familiar tones are replaced by the voice of another actor.

The Goldsmiths Prize is awarded annually and celebrates inventive writing. Previous winners include Eimear McBride and Ali Smith. As the 2017 prize is awarded this evening, we'll be announcing the result and talking to the winner from the ceremony.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.

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30 minutes


  • Robert Pattinson

    Duration: 08:34

  • Ian McMillan

    Duration: 08:47

  • Voice Behind Puppets

    Duration: 04:15

  • Goldsmiths Prize

    Duration: 06:13

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
Photo credit: Curzon
Artificial Eye
Good Time is in selected
cinemas from 17 Nov, cert 15

Main image: Robert Pattinson in Good Time
Photo credit: Curzon Artificial Eye

Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan
The Arsonists by Heritage Opera receives its World Premiere on Sat 18 Nov in Salford

Goldsmith's Prize


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Robert Pattinson
Interviewed Guest Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest Nicholas Sales
Interviewed Guest Adam Smith
Producer Rebecca Armstrong




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