Main content

Josie Rourke

Chooses the film Broadcast News

Fact title Fact data
Theatre Director
Productions include Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate (West End), King John (Royal Shakespeare Company) and The Weir (Donmar). In 2012 appointed Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London.

Broadcast News by James L. Brooks

Josie Rourke chooses the film Broadcast News from 1987 - written and directed by James L. Brooks and starring Holly Hunter, William Hurt and Albert Brooks.  

From the archive

Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter, who went on to win a Best Actress Oscar for The Piano - discusses her career.

From Woman's Hour, 3 January 2005, BBC Radio 4

Broadcast News

The BBC's Tom Brook reports on the release of Broadcast News in New York.

From Breakfast Time, 8 February 1988, BBC 1

James L Brooks

James L Brooks on how he created The Simpsons with Matt Groening.

From Postscript: Situation Comedy: James L. Brooks, 5 July 1999, BBC Radio 4

Josie Rourke

Josie Rourke talks candidly about theatre directing and what can go wrong.

From The Essay: On Directing, 11 July 2013, BBC Radio 3