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Michael Flatley, Suite Francaise, Terry Pratchett Remembered, Wellington at the National Portrait Gallery

March 12th, 2015

Episode 806 of 1502 episodes

Michael Flatley, the American-born Irish dancer, choreographer and musician behind the phenomenon of Riverdance, is about to return to the stage for his farewell tour of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. Flatley looks back over his career, and what it feels like to be about to hang up his dancing shoes. Irène Némirovsky had written just two of a planned five part series of novels about life in Nazi occupied France when she was arrested and detained at Auschwitz, where she went on to die. The manuscript was preserved and published in 2004 as one novel titled Suite Francaise. It became a literary sensation and has now been adapted into a film starring Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas. Sarah Crompton reviews. To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the National Portrait Gallery is hosting Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, exploring the life and career of the Duke of Wellington. Historian and Wellington expert Andrew Roberts discusses the exhibits on show. We pay tribute to Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, who has died aged 66. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Ellie Bury.

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