Isata Kanneh-Mason plays Clara Schumann, Dark Money, Tree authorship row
Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason plays Clara Schumann.
Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason talks about her love for the music of Clara Schumann, who in the 19th Century was famous as a virtuoso pianist but overshadowed as a composer by her husband Robert Schumann. Isata has recorded Clara's music for her debut album, Romance.
Tree, a major production of the Manchester International Festival, is embroiled in controversy. The Festival states that Tree is a new work, based on a concept by Idris Elba with an original script by Kwame Kwei-Armah. But writers Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley say that they spent 4 years working on the project, workshopping and writing drafts, and should be credited. Samira talks to Allen-Martin and Henley about this and why they have set up an organisation to help female playwrights.
Jill Halfpenny and Babou Ceesay star in new BBC drama Dark Money as a parents who accept a huge pay off to keep quiet after finding out their child was sexually abused while shooting a film in Hollywood. The Radio Times's David Butcher reviews,
Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Timothy Prosser
Her album Romance: The Piano of Music of Clara Schumann is out now
Max Fincham, Jill Halfpenny
and Babou Ceesay
Dark Money begins on BBC One on 8 July at 9 pm