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Will & Grace revived, Disney and Pixar's evolution, the London Sinfonietta at 50

How Disney and Pixar reflect international cultures with new film Coco, Will & Grace, 90s gay/straight flatshare sitcom, returns after 20 years, the London Sinfonietta at 50.

As Will & Grace is revived twenty years after its premiere, TV critic Louis Wise discusses how the ground-breaking sitcom about two gay men and their best girl pal comes across in 2018.

Disney and Pixar's new film Coco is about a Mexican boy who travels through the Land of the Dead to unlock a family mystery. We consider the evolution of Disney films, how they depict and reflect international cultures, and also ask where they sit in the wider animation landscape.

The London Sinfonietta, world renowned contemporary classical ensemble, will perform at the Royal Festival Hall on 24th of this month, 50 years to the day since their first concert, at the same venue. Since then they have commissioned more than 300 pieces of music from composers such as Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Steve Reich. They have also worked with musicians such as Thom Yorke from Radiohead and Mica Levi. Artistic director and chief executive, Andrew Burke, leads Samira through the history of the London Sinfonietta, in four pieces of music closely associated with the ensemble.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Julian May.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Will & Grace

    Duration: 06:20

  • London Sinfonietta

    Duration: 08:39

  • Lost Violin

    Duration: 03:10

  • Disney/Pixar

    Duration: 11:15

Will & Grace

Will & Grace

Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland, Megan Mullally as Karen Walker 
Photo credit: Chris Haston/NBC

Will & Grace continues on Channel 5 on Fridays at 10 pm 

Main image: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Sean Hayes
Photo credit: Chris Haston/NBC



Disney and Pixar's evolution

Disney and Pixar's evolution
Coco is on general release from 19 Jan, cert U

London Sinfonietta at 50

London Sinfonietta at 50
Andrew Burke

The London Sinfonietta's 50th Anniversary concert is at the Royal Festival Hall on Wed 24 Jan at 7.30pm

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Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Louis Wise
Interviewed Guest Andrew Burke
Producer Julian May

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