The muse in history, Andrew Miller, Vanity Fair, Neil Simon remembered
Andrew Miller on his new novel Now We Shall be Entirely Free, Muses in History (part of our Inspire season), behind the scenes at ITV's Vanity Fair, and Neil Simon remembered.
Andrew Miller, who won the Costa Book of the Year Award for his novel Pure, discusses his new book Now We Shall Be Entirely Free, an adventure story set during the Napoleonic wars.
We consider how the idea of the artist's muse has changed over time, and ask what makes a modern muse? With art critic Louisa Buck, novelist and critic Matt Thorne and Andrew Miller.
As the latest TV adaptation of William Thackeray's Vanity Fair hits our screens this weekend, Emma Bullimore reports from the set, where she speaks to Olivia Cooke, who stars as Becky Sharp, the consummate and shameless social climber, as well as screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes and Michael Palin, who plays the narrator Thackeray.
Neil Simon, the pioneering playwright who set a new tone in theatrical comedy with such shows as The Odd Couple and captured the spirit of the middle-class American family with plays like Lost in Yonkers, has died. Critic Michael Carlson pays tribute.
Presenter : Samira Ahmed
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.
Photo credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith
Now We Shall Be Free by Andrew Miller is available now
RIP - Neil Simon
Celebrated US playwright Neil Simon has died aged 91 in his native New York
Claudia Jessie in Vanity Fair
Photo credit: Robert Viglaksy - Mammoth Screen for ITV
Vanity Fair starts on ITV on Sun 2 Sept at 9 pm
|Interviewed Guest||Andrew Miller|
|Interviewed Guest||Louisa Buck|
|Interviewed Guest||Matt Thorne|
|Interviewed Guest||Emma Bullimore|
|Interviewed Guest||Olivia Cooke|
|Interviewed Guest||Gwyneth Hughes|
|Interviewed Guest||Michael Palin|
|Interviewed Guest||Michael Carlson|