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Kevin Costner in Criminal, Kenneth Branagh, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Laika the spacedog

April 15th, 2016

Episode 1156 of 1502 episodes

With Kevin Costner's new film Criminal shot in London, Mark Eccleston assesses the appeal of the capital to international film-makers. Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer are the brains behind the hit Olivier Award-winning farce The Play That Goes Wrong. Kirsty Lang talks to the trio about their new play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. As part of our Shakespeare's People series, Kenneth Branagh chooses the troubled King Leontes from The Winter's Tale. The multi-award-winning children's opera Laika the Spacedog from the English Touring Opera was performed across the UK and Europe in 2013 and 2014 and has now returned for a second extensive run across the UK. The show's composer Russell Hepplewhite and director Tim Yealland discuss why opera is the perfect art form for children and why children are the perfect audience. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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