September 22nd, 2015
Episode 1003 of 1370 episodes
In Anton Corbijn's new film Life, Robert Pattinson plays the Magnum photographer Dennis Stock, sent by LIFE Magazine to spend time with James Dean, a troubled rising star. Antonia Quirke reviews the film which focuses on their difficult relationship and the resulting images. Ian Kelly, on turning his biography of Samuel Foote into a play, starring Simon Russell Beale as the 18th Century cross-dressing comic actor beset by scandal, and Kelly himself as Prince George. Guy and Howard Lawrence - the two brothers who make up the dance music duo Disclosure - discuss their new album Caracal, and how soul music and prog rock has influenced them. Today's shortlisted author for the BBC National Short Story Award is the poet Frances Leviston. Her story is Broderie Anglaise, a tale of tensions between a mother and a daughter over the making of a dress. Presenter John Wilson Producer Ella-mai Robey.