The Marvel Universe, Libraries today, Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym Simcock
Superheroes assemble in Marvel's latest, Avengers: Infinity War, the role of libraries with Salley Vickers and Mik Scarlet, plus musicians Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym Simcock.
Avengers: Infinity War is released in cinemas today. Fans have been counting the days until the film's release, but what does this ambitious high-budget offering reveal about the state of the hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe? Mik Scarlet and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh consider the bigger picture.
At a time when many libraries across the UK are facing an uncertain future, Salley Vickers has gone back to the 1950s for her new novel The Librarian. Salley, and Peter Gaw who runs Nottinghamshire's libraries, consider how the role of the library has changed and adapted to a modern world, and the challenge they face today.
Two Welsh musicians - singer Kizzy Crawford and pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock - perform from their new album Cân Yr Adar, or Birdsong. They talk about their collaboration, which also involves Sinfonia Cymru, and how they were inspired by the landscape and wildlife of Carngafallt, the nature reserve in mid-Wales, known as the Celtic rainforest.
Presenter Stig Abell
Producer Jerome Weatherald.
The Marvel Universe
Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym Simcock
The Marvel Universe
Avengers: Infinity War certificate 12A is in UK cinemas from 27 April 2018.
Main image above: Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Infinity War
Image to the left: Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Wong (Benedict Wong) in Avengers: Infinity War
Images credit: Marvel Studios 2018
Role Contributor Presenter Stig Abell Interviewed Guest Mik Scarlet Interviewed Guest Larushka Ivan-Zadeh Interviewed Guest Salley Vickers Interviewed Guest Peter Gaw Interviewed Guest Kizzy Crawford Interviewed Guest Gwilym Simcock Performer Kizzy Crawford Performer Gwilym Simcock Producer Jerome Weatherald