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The Black Keys; Neil Jordan on Bob Hoskins; Joel Dicker

April 30th, 2014

Episode 356 of 1338 episodes

John Wilson remembers the actor Bob Hoskins, whose death was announced today, talking to director Neil Jordan and actress Cathy Tyson about Hoskins' Oscar nominated performance in the film Mona Lisa. Sports presenter Eleanor Oldroyd reviews Next Goals Wins, a film about the American Samoa football team, who after suffering the worst loss in international football history (31-0 to Australia), attempt to qualify for the World Cup. Swiss novelist Joël Dicker is a publishing sensation - his novel The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair has won prizes in Europe and been translated into 38 languages. Now it's arrived in the UK. The novel is an intricate murder mystery and an exploration of writing and the writing industry. Joël Dicker talks to John Wilson about being at the centre of a publishing whirlwind and how similar - or not - his own life is to that of his glamorous novelist hero. Grammy award winning duo The Black Keys discuss their new album Turn Blue. Guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Pat Carney reflect on their transition from garage band to stadium success, the impact of break-ups; and life on the road.

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