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Antony Gormley, Madam Secretary, Who Cares Writer and Director, Borodin Quartet

April 20th, 2015

Episode 861 of 1502 episodes

Antony Gormley discusses his latest artwork, Land. The five rusty, iron life-size sculptures, each weighing 700kg, have been commissioned by The Landmark Trust and will be placed in locations beside stretches of water across the UK for the next year. Following Veep and Scandal, Madam Secretary is the latest US TV drama to centre on a powerful woman at the heart of Washington politics. It stars Tea Leoni as a former CIA agent drafted in as Secretary of State after the incumbent dies in mysterious circumstances. Bridget Kendall, the BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent, reviews. Who Cares is an immersive play at London's Royal Court Theatre which leads the audience through an imaginary hospital as they hear verbatim testimony from all corners of the NHS. Playwright Michael Wynne spent 18 months conducting interviews with staff, patients and politicians and the play asks questions about what we expect from medicine and how far we are responsible for our own health. Michael Wynne and the director, Lucy Morrison, discuss putting in on. As the Borodin String Quartet release a new Shostakovich recording to mark their 70th anniversary, viola player Igor Naidin talks about their close friendship with the Russian composer.

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