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Kristin Scott Thomas; Mackenzie Crook; Turner Prize shortlist; Dannie Abse tribute

September 29th, 2014

Episode 570 of 1502 episodes

Kristin Scott Thomas and director Ian Rickson discuss reuniting for a new stage production of Sophocles's Greek tragedy Electra, which has music by PJ Harvey. Mackenzie Crook tells John Wilson about Detectorists, a new BBC comedy about people who go in search of buried treasure with their metal detectors, which he has written and directed and also stars in alongside Toby Jones. Critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston reviews the work of the four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2014, on show at Tate Britain. George Harrison's widow Olivia Harrison discusses a new CD set of his tracks both as a Beatle and solo artist. Plus, a tribute to poet Dannie Abse whose death was announced on Sunday. Presenter : John Wilson Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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