January 15th, 2016
Episode 1087 of 1464 episodes
Leonardo DiCaprio, star of The Revenant which has recently been nominated for 12 Oscars, talks to Kirsty about the film's arduous production. TV drama The Rack Pack tells the story of Britain's obsession with snooker in the mid-1980s and the rivalry between Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins and Steve Davis. Sports writer Alyson Rudd and film critic Andrew Collins review. Author and contributing editor of The Bookseller, Cathy Rentzenbrink, considers the value of literary festivals to authors, following Philip Pullman's resignation as patron of the Oxford literary festival over its refusal to pay the writers who appear there. Choreographer Will Tuckett and the playwright and librettist Alasdair Middleton discuss Elizabeth - a work of dance, music and theatre, exploring the life and loves of Queen Elizabeth I, and starring Zenaida Yanowsky and Carlos Acosta. Presented by Kirsty Lang Produced by Ella-mai Robey.
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