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Killing Eve, BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist, Ghetts

Killing Eve, the new series from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, reviewed. The BBC National Short Story Award shortlist revealed. And grime artist Ghetts.

Killing Eve is the next thing to come from the pen of Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It is a thriller, steeped in her stylistic black humour, about a psychopath, played by Jodie Comer, who's pursued by Sandra Oh as an unassuming detective. Audiences in America have loved it, and it's has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, but what will the UK audience make of it? Arts journalist Sophie Wilkinson joins Shahidha to give her verdict.

The BBC National Short Story Award is in its 13th year and has a new partner, Cambridge University, along with First Story. Chair of Judges Stig Abell, alongside judge and previous winner KJ Orr, reveal this year's five shortlisted authors in line for the £15,000 prize, ahead of the announcement of the winner in a special edition of Front Row on 2 October. And the first of the shortlisted authors joins Shahidha in the studio.

To coincide with the release of his new album, grime star Ghetts is exhibiting a series of artworks to complement each of the record's tracks. Having been at the heart of the grime movement since the very beginning, Ghetts discusses how it has changed as well as how the relationship with his young daughter has been such an inspiration.

Presenter: Shahidha Bari
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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National Short Story Award 2018

National Short Story Award 2018

The shortlist for the National Short Story Award with Cambridge University (NSSA)  is:

Sudden Traveller by Sarah Hall
Bleaker House by Nell Stevens
To Belong To by Kerry Andrew
Van Rensburg's Card by Kiare Ladner
The Sweet Sop by Ingrid Persaud .

Readings of these stories are broadcast on Radio 4 from 17-21 September 2018, and are available as podcasts.

The winner is announced live on Front Row on 02 October 2018.

Image: author Kerry Andrew

 

Killing Eve

Killing Eve

The 8-part series Killing Eve is on BBC One at 9.15 pm on Saturdays from 15 September 2018.

Images:

Main image above: Jodie Comer (Top) as Villanelle and Sandra Oh as Eve

Image credit: Sid Gentle Films/Jason Bell

Image to the left: Jodie Comer (Left) and Sandra Oh  in Killing Eve

Image credit: Sid Gentle Films/Robert Viglasky

Ghetts

Ghetts

Ghetts' new album Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament is out now on the Caroline label.

Image: Ghetts with the artwork for the Black Rose track on his album. The image is of the female members of his family.

 

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