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Thom Yorke, Audiobooks and reading, Beetlejuice at 30

If you've listened to an audiobook, can you say you've read the book? Plus Thom Yorke on his first film soundrack, Suspiria.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke explains how he composed his first feature film soundtrack for Suspiria, Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the 1977 Dario Argento horror film.

If you've listened to an audiobook, can you say you've read the book? According to the Publishers Association UK, spending on audiobooks has more than doubled in the past five years, to £31m in 2017. We ask literary journalists Sarah Ditum and Sarah Shaffi whether listening to an audiobook counts the same as reading one.

Tim Burton’s debut feature, Beetlejuice, turns 30 this year and is being re-released in cinemas. Now considered a cult classic, it follows a newly-deceased couple, played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, as they commission Michael Keaton’s demon Beetlejuice to drive away the ghastly family who have moved into their former home. Horror podcaster Mike Muncer looks back at the film’s success.

Presenter Janina Ramirez
Producer Edwina Pitman

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Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke's album, Suspiria Music for the Luca Guadagnino film,  is released on 26 October 2018.

The film Suspiria is released on 16 November 2018, certificate 18.


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