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Joan Baez, BBC National Short Story award shortlist, Hamlet

September 17th, 2014

Episode 554 of 1303 episodes

With John Wilson. The singing legend with the bell-like voice, Joan Baez, about to perform at the Royal Festival Hall, talks about her extraordinary life and musical career. Alan Yentob announces the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014, and James Schamus - the writer and producer whose films include Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain and Lost in Translation - talks about the future of Hollywood, ahead of his opening talk for the BAFTA Screenwriting Lectures Series. Plus, Susannah Clapp reviews Maxine Peake as Hamlet at Manchester's Royal Exchange theatre. Presenter : John Wilson Producer : Dymphna Flynn Image Credit: Marina Chavez.

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