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Philip Roth Unmasked

The Pulitzer Prize winning American writer Philip Roth is the subject of a new TV documentary by Livia Manera who was granted rare access into his life and literary world.

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The Pulitzer Prize winning American writer Philip Roth is the subject of a new TV documentary by Livia Manera who was granted rare access into his life and literary world.

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Pullman Opera
Opera is often perceived as stuffy and elitist but a new production hopes to challenge such image by bringing in a younger audience to the opera house. Based on a novel by children's author Philip Pullman (Dark Materials) and set in the Far East, the Firework maker's daughter tells the story of a young girl who wants to be a firework-maker, like her father. Samira Ahmed discusses sparks, fantasy and opera clich├ęs with composer David Bruce and librettist Glyn Maxwell.

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18 minutes

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  • Philip Roth

    Pulitzer Prize winning American writer Philip Roth is the subject of a new TV documentary

    Duration: 07:12

  • African Cinema

    Top Cameroonian film director Jean Pierre Beloko taks about his forthcoming film

    Duration: 03:36

  • Pullman Opera

    A new production hopes to bring a younger audience to the opera house

    Duration: 06:40

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