The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society director Mike Newell, Joanna Walsh, Milos Forman, 1978 in music
Film director Mike Newell discusses his period drama The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and experimental writer Joanna Walsh talks about her new novel Break.up.
Mike Newell discusses his film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which stars Lily James as a writer uncovering a mystery from World War II on the Channel island. The director looks back at his career which includes Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Donnie Brasco.
Joanna Walsh is one of the UK's leading experimental writers. She discusses her new novel, Break.up about a nameless woman recovering from a relationship with a man which was mainly conducted online. Break.up also challenges the borders between fiction and non-fiction, as it ranges into travelogue, essays on music, boredom, marriage and art.
Film critic Hannah McGill examines the cultural legacy of the late Czech filmmaker Miloš Forman, known primarily for his two Oscar-winning masterpieces One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus.
Music writer Ben Wardle attempts to prove that 1978 was the greatest and most significant year in the history of pop music - think Kate Bush, Blondie, The Village People, The Police, Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town, Buzzcocks, and Kraftwerk's The Man Machine for starters.
Presenter: Alex Clark
Producer: Hannah Robins.
Pop Music 1978
Mike Newell on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyLily James
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is on general release from 20 Apr,
Lily James in The Guernsey Literary and Potato
Peel Pie Society
Photo credits: Studio Canal
Joanna WalshJoanna Walsh
Photo credit: Lauren Elkin
Break.up is available from 19 Apr
Role Contributor Presenter Alex Clark Interviewed Guest Mike Newell Interviewed Guest Joanna Walsh Interviewed Guest Hannah McGill Interviewed Guest Ben Wardle Producer Hannah Robins