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Ralph Fiennes in Man and Superman, Historic England, Miranda July

February 26th, 2015

Episode 787 of 1299 episodes

Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in George Bernard Shaw's provocative romantic comedy Man and Superman at the National Theatre, reviewed by Michael Arditti. English Heritage today announced it will separate into two organisations: Historic England and The English Heritage Trust. Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, discusses the changes ahead. Film-maker and performance artist Miranda July discusses her debut novel The First Bad Man, an exploration of what happens when a lonely woman agrees to take in a friend's daughter as a lodger. And as part of Reading Europe on Radio 4, Damian Barr takes a look at the flourishing of writing by women in Spain after the repressive years of Franco's regime with Milena Busquets, author of Spain's current bestseller, This Too Shall Pass, and Valerie Miles, co-founding editor of Granta in Spanish. Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Jerome Weatherald.