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R3Arts: Proms Plus Literary 17 August 2011

August 17th, 2011

Episode 48 of 1201 episodes

Matthew Sweet talks to Sir Ronald Harwood, Oscar winning screenwriter of The Pianist and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Neil Brand, doyen of silent film pianists, discussing the role of music in film â from The Keystone Kops to indie films. Matthew also talks to comedians Natalie Haynes and Steve Punt to unveil and perform their favourite humorous writing from down the ages and asks what makes literary comic gold?