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Dan Pearson, multi-director films, Alabama Shakes, Not Safe for Work

June 26th, 2015

Episode 940 of 1302 episodes

Garden designer Dan Pearson discusses his new meadow at Compton Verney inspired by William Morris, his 2015 Chelsea Gold Medal winning garden and his designs for the controversial Thames Garden Bridge. As two British films with more than one director are due for release - Everyone's Going To Die and Blood Cells - Hannah McGill joins John Wilson to examine what having more than one director can bring to a film. As the American band Alabama Shakes play Glastonbury today, they discuss their latest album and how they are getting to grips with their pop stardom. Not Safe for Work is a new 6-part comedy drama exploring the shattered personal and profession lives of a group of civil servants forced to relocated from London to Northampton. Bim Adewunmi reviews. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.