Small Island, Chernobyl, Poet Laureate, Obamas
The National Theatre's new stage adaptation of Andrea Levy's prize-winning novel Small Island reviewed. Plus screenwriter Craig Mazin on his TV drama about the Chernobyl disaster.
The death of Andrea Levy earlier this year adds a poignancy to the National Theatre's staging of her prizewinning 2004 novel Small Island, the story of the Windrush generation and their reception in Britain. Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff reviews.
Screenwriter Craig Mazin on his Sky/HBO drama series Chernobyl, about the nuclear plant disaster of 1986 and the people who sacrificed themselves to save Europe from even greater catastrophe.
Carol Ann Duffy’s time as Poet Laureate ended this week but her successor has not yet been named. Tristram Fane Saunders on who is likely to be the next Poet Laureate and why is it taking so long to be announced.
Barack and Michelle Obama, who last year launched a production company to make TV and films, have announced their first slate of programmes in partnership with Netflix, including a fashion drama and food programme. Boyd Hilton reports.
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Timothy Prosser
Craig Mazin - Chernobyl
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