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The Entertainer, TV drama Ellen, Sausage Party, Herman Koch

August 31st, 2016

Episode 1262 of 1338 episodes

Kenneth Branagh takes on the role of Archie Rice in John Osborne's 1957 play The Entertainer. The Guardian's theatre critic Michael Billington talks to us about watching Laurence Olivier in the original production at the Royal Court, and gives us his views on this latest revival. Ellen is a powerful, prescient story of a tough teenager trying to take control of her chaotic life. We talk to the writer Sarah Quintrell and actress Jessica Barden who plays 14-year-old Ellen. Sausage Party the animated Pixar pastiche that sees Seth Rogan and friends get rude with food. James King reviews. Herman Koch, the writer of the international bestselling novel, The Dinner - discusses his latest book, Dear Mr M, a literary thriller which explores the art and morality of turning fact into fiction. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Marilyn Rust.

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