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The Painkiller, Follow the Money, Maylis de Kerangal, The Gloaming

March 17th, 2016

Episode 1134 of 1335 episodes

Kirsty Lang talks to Sean Foley, director of The Painkiller, a farce that reveals Kenneth Branagh's skills as a physical, comic actor and Rob Brydon's as a dramatic actor. Alison Graham reviews Follow The Money, a new Danish TV crime drama from Borgen co-creator Jeppe Gjervig Gram. The French author Maylis de Kerangal has been longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for her novel, Mend The Living. Set over the period of 24 hours, it deals with the difficult issue of organ donation, exploring it from the perspectives of many of those involved. And Front Row celebrates St Patrick's Day with the Irish - and American - supergroup, The Gloaming.

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