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David Nicholls on Patrick Melrose, Gaz Coombes, Kayo Chingonyi

Writer David Nicholls on his adaptation of Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Gaz Coombes performs live, and poet Kayo Chingonyi, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize.

Writer David Nicholls, best known for One Day, talks about bringing sex, drugs and a silver spoon to life in his television adaptation of Edward St Aubyn's acclaimed Patrick Melrose novels starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Gaz Coombes, former frontman of alternative rock band Supergrass, performs a track from his new album, World's Strongest Man, live in the studio and discusses its eclectic influences including the artist Grayson Perry.

Kayo Chingonyi is a 31-year-old Zambian-born British poet whose collection Kumukanda was last night announced as the winner of the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize - at £30,000, the biggest prize open to young writers. He'll be reading live in the studio and talking to John about what his win means.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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30 minutes


  • David Nicholls on Patrick Melrose

    Duration: 01:12

  • Gaz Coombes

    Duration: 09:38

  • Kayo Chingonyi

    Duration: 07:11

David Nicholls on Patrick Melrose

David Nicholls on Patrick Melrose

 Patrick Melrose the 5-part drama is available from Sky Atlantic on 13 May 2018.


Main image above and image to the left: Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose

Images credit: Sky/Showtime

Gaz Coombes

Gaz Coombes

Gaz Coombe's album, the World's Strongest Man is out now.

Gaz is touring the UK and Ireland starting from Wrexham on 12 May 2018, and then visiting Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Dublin, Carlisle, Lincoln, Norwich, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Margate, Steventon, Asenby, the Standon Calling Festival, the Victorious Festival in Portsmouth, ending at Festival No.6 in Minfford on 09 September 2018.

Image: Gaz Coombes

Image credit: Steve Keros

Kayo Chingonyi

Kayo Chingonyi

Kayo Chingonyi is the 2018 winner of the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize.

He has a collection of poems Kumukanda out now in paperback and as an eBook.

Image: Kayo Chingonyi

Image credit: Naomi Woddis



Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest David Nicholls
Interviewed Guest Gaz Coombes
Interviewed Guest Kayo Chingonyi
Performer Gaz Coombes
Performer Kayo Chingonyi
Producer Sarah Johnson




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