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Freeheld review, Anna Hope, Jack Garratt, Unexpected Eisenstein

February 17th, 2016

Episode 1110 of 1502 episodes

Stella Duffy reviews Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld, based on the true story of lesbian police detective's struggle to have her pension transferred to her domestic partner after she is diagnosed with cancer. Novelist Anna Hope discusses her new book, The Ballroom, a love story set in an asylum in Yorkshire in 1911 and set against a backdrop of changing attitudes towards poverty and mental illness. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt on his début album, Phase. Film historian Ian Christie shows Samira around his new exhibition of previously unseen drawings by pioneering Soviet film maker Sergei Eisenstein. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Jack Soper.

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