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Macbeth, Tipping the Velvet, The Fabric of India

September 28th, 2015

Episode 1007 of 1302 episodes

Samira Ahmed reviews the new film of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Author Sarah Waters and playwright Laura Wade discuss the stage adaptation of Waters' bestselling 1998 novel, Tipping the Velvet. Samira reports from the Victoria and Albert Museum as they prepare to open a new exhibition - The Fabric of India - which chronicles 6,000 years of textiles in India. Plus : Are Britain's creative industries as diverse as they appear? John Kampfner, Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation and Kanya King, founder of MOBO, discuss a new report on the state of diversity in the UK's creative industries and what can be done to improve the problems. Presenter : Samira Ahmed Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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