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New BBC drama Press, Kate Tempest, John Wilson learns the art of watercolouring

Mike Bartlett and Charlotte Riley discuss Press, a new TV drama about the world of print journalism, Kate Tempest performs from her new collection, and John Wilson learns to paint.

Award winning Doctor Foster writer, Mike Bartlett, discusses his new show Press alongside one of its stars, the Peaky Blinders actor Charlotte Riley. The programme centres around two competing papers, a broadsheet and a tabloid, both struggling to find their place in a changing world of print journalism.

Award-winning poet, novelist, playwright, rapper and recording artist Kate Tempest on her new poetry collection Running Upon The Wires - an intimate look at the end of a relationship, the beginning of another, and what happens in between when the heart is pulled both ways at once.

As part of our inspire season Front Row presenters have been taking up the creative challenge of having a go and tackling a new art. Today John Wilson joins the Wapping Group of Artists alongside the river banks of Walton-on-Thames to try his hand at a water colour.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.

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30 minutes

New BBC drama Press

New BBC drama Press

The 6-part TV series Press is on BBC1 on Tuesdays at 9.00pm, starting on 06 September 2018, and is also on the BBC iPlayer 


Main image above: Charlotte Riley as Deputy Editor Holly Evans in Press

Image credit: BBC/Lookout Point

Image to the left: Priyanga Burford (Right) as Editor Amina Chaudury and Charlotte Riley as Holly Evans

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest's new poetry collection, Running Upon the Wires, is out now as a paperback, an eBook, a downloadable audiofile and as a CD.

Image: Kate Tempest

Image credit: Eddie Otchere

John Wilson learns the art of watercolouring

John Wilson learns the art of watercolouring

John had lessons on painting watercolours with The Wapping Group

Image: John Wilson with his watercolour at the site it was painted.

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Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Mike Bartlett
Interviewed Guest Charlotte Riley
Interviewed Guest Kate Tempest
Producer Rebecca Armstrong


  • Thu 6 Sep 2018 19:15



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