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Tracey Thorn, Jekyll and Hyde, Howard Brenton on Magna Carta

October 23rd, 2015

Episode 1025 of 1502 episodes

Tracey Thorn, singer-songwriter and one half of Everything But the Girl, discusses her work as a solo artist, which forms the basis of a new two-disc compilation. ITV's new adaptation of the Jekyll and Hyde story begins this Sunday. Greg Tate, lecturer in Victorian literature, talks us through how TV and film have made use of the character over the years. As part of the commemoration of the Magna Carta's 800th anniversary, Salisbury Playhouse has commissioned four internationally-known dramatists to write new plays inspired by the document, said to be the origin of the liberties and the rule of law we enjoy today. Playwrights Howard Brenton and Sally Woodcock discuss their separate dramas.

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