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Sharpe on Flowers, Don Warrington on Lear, Yvvette Edwards

April 19th, 2016

Episode 1158 of 1302 episodes

Samira Ahmed talks to Will Sharpe about Flowers, the surreal Channel 4 sitcom he has written and directed, and in which he stars with Olivia Colman. As part of our Shakespeare's People series, Don Warrington chooses the tragic figure of King Lear. Tim Robey reviews Jane Got a Gun, a new Western starring Natalie Portman. Yvvette Edwards discusses her novel The Mother, which is told from the perspective of a woman whose teenage son is stabbed. Yvvette was inspired to write when her own step son was the victim of random violence.