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Snatches, Carnegie Prize Winner, Best New Video Games, Glasgow School of Art fire

Director Vicky Featherstone and writer Theresa Ikoko on Snatches, eight monologues celebrating the lives of women over 100 years. Plus Carnegie Prize winner Geraldine McCaughrean.

Snatches is a series of eight monologues celebrating the lives of women over the past 100 years, to be broadcast on BBC Four. The director, Vicky Featherstone, tells Kirsty Lang about her ambition for the project and we hear from writer Theresa Ikoko in whose episode a woman celebrates her 100th birthday as, outside her window, a revolution ignites.

Stuart Robertson, Director of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, joins Kirsty from Glasgow with the latest on the consequences of the fire at the School of Art not just for the buildings but the 2,000 students and the city itself.

The Carnegie Medal, awarded annually, is the most prestigious award for children's books. This year's winner was announced today and is Geraldine McCaughrean, who first won the award 30 years ago. She talks to Kirsty about her book, Where The World Ends, which is based on the true survival story of a group of Scottish boys marooned on an island.

Videogames Editor at The Guardian, Keza MacDonald, brings all the news from the games industry's biggest conference E3, which took place in Los Angeles last week and saw the major companies previewing next year's new releases. And Keza will also recommend the best games currently available.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Julian May.

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Snatches: Moments From Women's Lives starts on Monday, 18 June on BBC Four
Image: Vicky Featherstone Credit: Rosie Hallam

Main Image: Corinne Skinner Carter in OUTSIDE Image Credit: Amanda Searle

Carnegie Prize Winner

Carnegie Prize Winner
Where the World Ends, earns second Carnegie Medal for Geraldine McCaughrean (left), whilst Canadian illustrator Sydney Smith (right) wins first Kate Greenaway Medal for Town Is by the Sea.

Credit: Katariina Jarvinen

Keza MacDonalds’ games picks

Videogames Editor at The Guardian Keza McDonald’s picks of the best games out now for adults, kids and both

A game for adults - God of War

A game for kids - Nintendo Labo

A game for all ages - Ni no Kuni 2


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Julian May
Interviewed Guest Vicky Featherstone
Interviewed Guest Theresa Ikoko
Interviewed Guest Geraldine McCaughrean
Interviewed Guest Stuart Robertson
Interviewed Guest Keza MacDonald




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