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Election play The Vote, Anthony Doerr, WWII drama Home Fires, Samba reviewed

April 29th, 2015

Episode 875 of 1305 episodes

Playwright James Graham and director Josie Rourke discuss their play The Vote, which takes place during the final 90 minutes of the election at a fictional polling station. The play is going to broadcast live on TV on election night. James and Josie tell Kirsty about the logistical challenges this involves. Home Fires is a new ITV drama about a group of women in a Cheshire village on the brink of World War II. Following the role the Women's Institute played in war time, it stars Samantha Bond and Francesca Annis. Dr Lara Feigel reviews. Anthony Doerr talks about his novel, All the Light We Cannot See, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction last week. The book tells the story of two children caught up in the Second World War and the unlikely events that bring them together. Kate Muir reviews Samba, the latest film from the French team behind the hit comedy The Intouchables. Starring Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg the film explores the journey of a Senegalese migrant in Paris who falls foul of the authorities and struggles to remain in the country with the help of his immigration officer. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Olivia Skinner.

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