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Chrissie Hynde; Mondrian season; Miss Saigon

May 22nd, 2014

Episode 388 of 1302 episodes

John Wilson with guitarist and songwriter Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders who discusses her new solo album Stockholm. Hynde looks back at being on campus in her native Ohio in 1970 on the day the National Guard opened fire on unarmed students, leaving four dead. As two exhibitions of work by Mondrian open at Tate Liverpool and Turner Contemporary in Margate this summer, the curators discuss Mondrian's art and legacy. Also tonight, we hear from the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and review a new production of Miss Saigon, which returns to the London stage 25 years after it first opened.