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Photograph 51, Sebastian Faulks, John Eliot Gardiner

September 15th, 2015

Episode 998 of 1302 episodes

Samira Ahmed reviews Anna Ziegler's new play Photograph 51, starring Nicole Kidman as the scientist who discovered DNA. Sebastian Faulks on returning to the First and Second World Wars for his new novel Where My Heart Used to Beat. Sir John Eliot Gardiner on the Royal Opera House's new production of Gluck's Orphee et Eurydice, where his orchestra is on stage, not in the pit. Stephanie Merritt discusses the Man Booker shortlist, announced today.