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Grandma, Val Wood, Theatrical wigs, Best stand-up comedy DVDs

December 11th, 2015

Episode 1062 of 1338 episodes

Lily Tomlin stars in the new comedy Grandma, playing a feisty grandmother who sets out to help her granddaughter raise the money for an abortion. Does such a storyline work as a comedy drama in today's America? Catherine Bray reviews the film. The writer Val Wood, who sets all her novels in East Yorkshire and is known as Hull's answer to Catherine Cookson, discusses her 21st novel Little Girl Lost, and how she didn't start writing novels until her 50s. The latest production of wonder.land at the National Theatre requires over 30 wigs. Giuseppe Cannas and his team explain how they designed them for this musical inspired by Alice In Wonderland and show other examples of their work. Continuing our search for the perfect Christmas gift, Stephen Armstrong offers his recommendations from this year's stand-up comedy DVDs. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Angie Nehring.

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