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Alan Rickman, Sonia Delaunay, Punchdrunk Theatre, Anne Frank

April 14th, 2015

Episode 853 of 1333 episodes

With Kirsty Lang. Alan Rickman discusses his new film A Little Chaos which he directed and also stars in as Louis XIV. The film also stars Kate Winslet and tells the story of the creation of the magnificent gardens at Versailles. He explains why it took him 18 years to follow up his directorial debut, The Winter Guest. The artist Sonia Delaunay dedicated her life to experimenting with colour and was a key member of the abstract movement. Louisa Buck reviews a new exhibition at Tate Modern celebrating her contribution to painting, fashion and textile design. Against Captain's Orders is a new collaboration between Punchdrunk Theatre and the National Maritime Museum, which takes families through the museum's wealth of maritime history and artefacts. Kirsty meets Pete Higgin from Punchdrunk and Sarah Lockwood from the museum to find out about the show. Anne Frank, whose life was tragically cut short by the Nazis, died 70 years ago. No-one knows the exact date of her death but the Anne Frank Trust UK have decided to mark it today, one day before the anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. Deborah Moggach, who adapted her diary for television, talks about the affecting and engaging content that reveals a typical teenager in horrifying circumstances. Presenter : Kirsty Lang Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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