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Steve Carell in The Big Short, Brett Anderson and Suede, Fiona Barton

January 19th, 2016

Episode 1089 of 1335 episodes

Steve Carell talks to Samira Ahmed about The Big Short, the Oscar-nominated film in which he plays a hedge fund manager trying to profit from the 2008 financial crisis. Lead singer of Britpop legends Suede, Brett Anderson talks about their new album Night Thoughts, the second album since they reformed in 2013. Journalist turned novelist Fiona Barton discusses her anticipated debut The Widow, about the wife of a suspected child kidnapper and murderer. She explains how years of watching the women married to men in the dock inspired her to write the story. Oscars chief Cheryl Boone Isaacs is pledging to "alter the make-up" of the Academy to better reflect diversity in the film industry; we examine the options for change.

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