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Anna Chancellor, Harshdeep Kaur, Hilton Als

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Anna Chancellor on Agatha Christie, singer Harshdeep Kaur and US Pulitzer Prize-winning theatre critic Hilton Als on his new memoir White Girls.

Anna Chancellor stars in the new TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's murder mystery Ordeal By Innocence this weekend, in which she plays Rachel Argyll, heiress, philanthropist and mother of five adopted children found murdered on Christmas Eve. Samira talks to the actress, who is well-known for her roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Hour, Spooks and Mapp & Lucia.

Harshdeep Kaur, the popular Indian playback singer known for her Bollywood Hindi, Punjabi and Sufi songs, performs live. Popularly known as the 'Queen of Sufi', she'll be performing her soulful Sufi renditions alongside a range of more modern Bollywood classics at the Barbican in London this week.

American theatre critic Hilton Als won the Pulitzer Prize last year for his theatre reviews which the judges said puts drama 'within a real-world cultural context, particularly the shifting landscape of gender, sexuality and race.' He talks about White Girls, his new collection of essays, which blurs the line between criticism and memoir, fiction and nonfiction.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes


  • Anna Chancellor

    Duration: 09:55

  • Harshdeep Kaur

    Duration: 08:00

  • Hilton Als

    Duration: 09:44

Anna Chancellor

Anna Chancellor

Ana Chancellor appears in BBC 1's new 3-part series Ordeal by Innocence which starts at 9.00pm on Sunday 01 April 2018.


Main image above:  Anna Chancellor as Rachel Argyll in Ordeal by Innocence.

Image credit: BC/Mammoth Screen/ACL/James fisher 

Image to the left: from Left - Arthur Calgary (played by Luke  Treadaway), Rachel Argyll (Anna Chancellor) Leo Argyll (Bill Nighy) and Kirsten Lindstrom (Morven Christie).

Harshdeep Kaur

Harshdeep Kaur

The "Queen of Sufi", Harshdeep Kaur, performs at The Barbican, London on 27 March, 2018, and at Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall on 28 March 2018.

Image: Harshdeep Kaur

Hilton Als

Hilton Als

Hilton Als' book White Girls is out now as a paperback and in eBook format.

Image: Hilton Als,   Image credit: Brigitte Lacombe 2018.


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Anna Chancellor
Interviewed Guest Hilton Als
Performer Harshdeep Kaur
Producer Jerome Weatherald




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