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Tarantino on The Hateful Eight, Costa Book Awards category winners, Playwright Zodwa Nyoni

January 4th, 2016

Episode 1078 of 1335 episodes

Samira Ahmed talks to director Quentin Tarantino about his new Western, The Hateful Eight, which stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Jennifer Jason Leigh and is scored Ennio Morricone. Tarantino explains why he sees contemporary resonances in this period piece. The Hateful Eight is released on 8 January, certificate 18. The Costa Book Awards 2015 category winners are announced on Front Row tonight by the Chair of Judges, James Heneage. Following this, each night this week on Front Row, we will be talking to the individual winners and tonight's interview will be with the winner of the Novel Award. Zodwa Nyoni discusses the inspiration behind her play Nine Lives, about a gay man from Zimbabwe grappling with the UK's immigration process as he seeks asylum in Britain. Following a debut at West Yorkshire Playhouse and a national tour, Nine Lives receives its London premiere at Arcola theatre from 6 Jan. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Elaine Lester.

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