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Sitting in Limbo, Joanna Briscoe, Christo, The Uncertain Kingdom

BBC TV drama about the Windrush scandal reviewed, Joanna Briscoe on her new novel Seduction, Christo Vladimiro Javacheff remembered, The Uncertain Kingdom - films about Britain.

Sitting In Limbo is a new BBC drama telling the story of one man’s entanglement with the Windrush scandal where legal migrants, some of whom had lived here for decades, were denied legal rights, threatened with deportation and some were wrongly deported. The drama tells the story of Anthony Bryan who came to the UK from Jamaica with his mother at the age of 8. Gaylene Gould reviews.

Joanna Briscoe made her name with Mothers and Other Lovers and Sleep With Me which was adapted by Andrew Davies for ITV. Her new novel is Seduction and is the story of an artist who is hounded by her estranged mother, has a difficult relationship with her own teenage daughter and goes into therapy – falling madly in love with her female therapist.

The death of the artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known as Christo has been announced. Working with his wife Jeanne-Claude, the pair were known for their monumental public works which involved wrapping architectural creation such as the Reichstag - the German Parliament in Berlin, the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, and New York’s Central Park. Critic Louisa Buck discusses his work.

The Uncertain Kingdom project is an anthology of twenty new short films by twenty directors reflecting contemporary Britain. Kirsty talks to producer Georgia Goggin and director David Proud, whose film Verisimilitude is about a disabled actress who advises an obnoxious star on how to perform with a disability for his latest role.

Main image: Patrick Robinson in Sitting in Limbo
Image credit: BBC/Left Bank Pictures

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Hannah Robins

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Sitting in Limbo

Sitting in Limbo

Sitting in Limbo is on BBC One at 8.30 pm on 08 June 2020, and on the BBC iPlayer.

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Main image above: Patrick Robinson in Sitting in Limbo

Image to the left;

Patrick Robinson (Anthony) and Nadine Marshall (Janet)

Images credit: BBC/Left Bank Pictures/Des Willie

Joanna Briscoe

Joanna Briscoe

The Seduction by Joanna Briscoe is published in hardback and as an eBook  on 11 June 2020.

 

Image: Joanna Briscoe

Christo remembered

Christo remembered

Image: Left - Christo and Jeanne-Claude at The Gates, New York City, February 2005.

Right: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates, Central Park, New York City 1979 - 2005

Images credit: Wolfgang Volz

The Uncertain Kingdom

The Uncertain Kingdom

20 short films offering a portrait of Britain today are now available to stream on demand at The Uncertain Kingdom

 

Image: David Proud, Director of the Uncertain Kingdom film Verisimilitude

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