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Rory Kinnear, Nell Leyshon, She's Funny That Way

June 24th, 2015

Episode 938 of 1302 episodes

Rory Kinnear talks about his latest role as Josef K in The Trial, Franz Kafka's timeless tale of ordinary terror. Josef is arrested for an unknown crime and must fight against a bureaucratic system to prove his innocence. The Trial has just opened at London's Young Vic. She's Funny That Way sees the return to the big screen of veteran director Peter Bogdanovich. The screwball comedy follows the lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway show and stars Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston and Rhys Ifans. Angie Errigo reviews. Playwright and novelist Nell Leyshon discusses her latest book, Memoirs of a Dipper, the story of a young boy born into a life of crime against the backdrop of 1980s London. One of BBC iPlayer's first Original Drama Shorts, My Jihad returns to iPlayer as a series from Sunday. The tender and funny love story, set in contemporary Britain, explores the unfolding relationship between a young Muslim couple across three further episodes. Shahidha Bari reviews. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Olivia Skinner.