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Kenneth Branagh, Glenda Jackson, The art of Alexander Calder

November 9th, 2015

Episode 1037 of 1338 episodes

Kenneth Branagh discusses the inaugural season of his West End theatre company as he directs and stars in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and Terence Rattigan's Harlequinade in tandem. Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, delicately balanced and suspended shapes that move in response to touch or air currents. His grandson Sandy Rower talks to John about Calder's work as Tate Modern presents the UK's largest ever exhibition of the artist's work. Glenda Jackson discusses returning to acting after 20 years as an MP, in an adaptation for Radio 4 of Emile Zola's legendary 20-volume novel series Les Rougon-Macquart. She tells John what attracted her to play the great matriarchal figure Adelaide Fouque and the connection between acting and her parliamentary work. Presenter John Wilson Producer Dymphna Flynn.

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