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Everyman, Paul Abbott, Idris Khan, Beyond the Marches

April 30th, 2015

Episode 877 of 1502 episodes

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the first play Rufus Norris directs as Artistic Director of the National Theatre: Carol Ann Duffy's present-day take on the fifteenth century morality play Everyman, choreographed by Javier De Frutos. Susannah Clapp reviews. Paul Abbott, the creator of Clocking Off, State of Play and Shameless, speaks to Samira Ahmed about his new 8 part TV series No Offence - a new police drama for Channel 4. Idris Khan creates layered art often involving repetitions of text or images drawn from a wide range of sources from media images of conflict to tourist postcards of Big Ben. He tells Samira about his work and his new exhibition, Conflicting Lines. And Beyond the Marches: 6 young folk musicians from England and Wales are spending this week exploring their heritage, culminating in performances this weekend. Front Row joins them as they breathe new life into traditional songs unearthed from the countries' national archives. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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