On Chesil Beach with Ian McEwan, Older people and the arts, Drew McOnie
Novelist Ian McEwan on adapting On Chesil Beach for the cinema, older people and the arts and Strictly Ballroom's director and choreographer, Drew McOnie.
Ian McEwan discusses the process of adapting his novel On Chesil Beach for the big screen. Set in 1962, it tells the story of two young newlyweds spending their honeymoon preoccupied with - and terrified by - the forthcoming consummation of their marriage.
Drew McOnie talks about directing and choreographing the first UK staging of Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, based on the much-loved 1992 Baz Luhrmann film that led to a resurgence of ballroom dancing in popular culture.
A recent DCMS survey shows that over-65s are increasingly engaged in the arts. Two members of the Elders Theatre Company at the Royal Exchange in Manchester talk about how they not only go to more events since retiring but are actively participating in the arts. And David Cutler of the funding organisation the Baring Foundation and David Slater of arts company Entelechy discuss the benefits of an interest in the arts for older people.
Presenter Stig Abell
Producer Jerome Weatherald.
Older people and the arts
Rathbone Folio Prize
Ian McEwanBilly Howle and Saoirse Ronan
On Chesil Beach is on general release from 18 May, cert 15
Main image: Saoirse Ronan in On Chesil Beach
Photo credit: Lionsgate
Role Contributor Presenter Stig Abell Interviewed Guest Ian McEwan Interviewed Guest Drew McOnie Interviewed Guest David Cutler Interviewed Guest David Slater Producer Jerome Weatherald Interviewed Guest Gordon Emerson Interviewed Guest Christine Connor