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Bodyguard, Fanfiction, Bryony Lavery's stage adaptation of The Lovely Bones, Vaseem Khan

Arts news, interviews and reviews. We review Jed Mercurio's latest TV drama, Bodyguard and speak to Bryony Lavery about her stage adaptation of novel The Lovely Bones.

Jed Mercurio's new drama Bodyguard follows Richard Madden as a troubled war veteran assigned as protection officer to the Home Secretary played by Keeley Hawes. TV critic Alison Graham reviews this latest offering from the writer of police thriller Line of Duty.

As a One Direction themed fanfiction is now being turned into a feature film; we ask if fanfiction has finally gone mainstream with books journalist Sarah Shaffi and fanfiction writer and novelist RJ Anderson.

The Lovely Bones is a bestselling novel by Alice Sebold about a young girl who is brutally murdered and looks down on her grieving family from heaven. Playwright Bryony Lavery discusses turning this well loved book into a theatre piece.

For our Inspire season we commissioned three artists to make a piece of work. Tonight we catch up with crime novelist Vaseem Khan to see how he's getting on.

Presenter: Sharmaine Lovegrove
Producer: Hannah Robins.

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Bodyguard

Bodyguard
Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes

Bodyguard begins on BBC One on Sun 26 Aug at 9 pm 

Main image: Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden in Bodyguard

Bryony Lavery

Bryony Lavery
The Lovely Bones
Photo credit: Feast Creative

The Lovely Bones on tour:

Royal Derngate & Northampton
Sat 1 Sep to Sat 22 Sep

Everyman Liverpool
Tue 25 Sep to Sat 6 Oct

Northern Stage
Tue 9 to Sat 20 Oct

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Tue 30 Oct to Sat 10 Nov

New Wolsey Theatre
Tue 13 to Sat 17 Nov

Fanfiction

Fanfiction
One Direction 

An online fan fiction series about One Direction is being adapted into a feature film

Vaseem Khan - Inspire

Vaseem Khan - Inspire
Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan investigates the creative process

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Role Contributor
Presenter Sharmaine Lovegrove
Interviewed Guest Alison Graham
Interviewed Guest Sarah Shaffi
Interviewed Guest RJ Anderson
Interviewed Guest Bryony Lavery
Interviewed Guest Vaseem Khan
Producer Hannah Robins

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A season discovering where artists find inspiration and helping listeners get creative.

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