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Graham Swift; How To Train Your Dragon; Glasgow Girls

July 11th, 2014

Episode 458 of 1502 episodes

Booker Prize winning novelist Graham Swift has just published a collection of short stories concerned with life, death and the state of the nation. He talks to Razia about tackling big themes in short form. How To Train Your Dragon 2 continues the story of Viking Hiccup and his dragon friend Toothless. The animated children's film is based on the stories by Cressida Cowell. Matt Thorne reviews. The story of a group of Glasgow school girls who changed immigration practices in Scotland has already been dramatised for the stage and has now been transformed into a BBC Three musical drama. Razia speaks to co-writer and director Brian Welsh and real life 'Glasgow Girl' Emma Clifford explains what it's like to see herself portrayed on screen. Architect Jack Pringle and architecture critic Hugh Pearman discuss the ethical responsibilities of architects - should they be held accountable for the condition of workers building their designs?

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