August 28th, 2015
Episode 986 of 1420 episodes
Hanya Yanagihara discusses her new novel A Little Life, which is on the Man-Booker Prize longlist. An exploration of friendship, the lifelong effects of abuse and the limits of human endurance. Mark Eccleston reviews the American action film No Escape staring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan. The challenges of putting on site-specific theatre, featuring new play Absent at Shoreditch Town Hall, which has been transformed into a hotel, and the creators of cult hit You Me Bum Bum train. Boy Meets Girl is the UK's first transgender sitcom set to air on BBC2 next week. Writer and comedian Natalie Haynes reviews. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Anna Bailey.