April 23rd, 2015
Episode 867 of 1393 episodes
Damian Lewis, best known for his Golden Globe-winning performance in TV thriller Homeland, has returned to the London stage to play Walter "Teach" Cole, a small-time crook planning a heist in David Mamet's American Buffalo. Damian Lewis and director Daniel Evans discuss staging this 1970s classic. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, winner of the 2014 Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion Award, is the final part of Swedish director Roy Andersson's trilogy about what it means to be a human being. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews. Sam Lee discusses his new album The Fade in Time, every track of which is a song he has collected from Gypsy, Traveller and traditional singers. Sam has arranged these ancient songs with unusual instruments - including a Japanese Koto - archive recordings and all the resources of a modern recording studio, so how has he remained true to their spirit? The line-up for this year's BBC Proms is announced today. Fiona Maddocks of the Observer joins Kirsty to assess the 2015 offering, which includes celebrations of Nielsen, Sibelius and Boulez, a Prom dedicated to the mind of Sherlock Holmes, and the return of Marin Alsop to conduct the Last Night. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Olivia Skinner.