May 15th, 2015
Episode 899 of 1502 episodes
As bands find that there is less money to be made in selling their music, touring has become more important for revenue. As the stakes rise, designers are coming up with increasingly spectacular sets to impress the fans. U2's creative director Willie Williams, front man Bono and designer Es Devlin, who made her name in the theatre, discuss how the band are working with playwrights and illustrators to create a narrative for their new show. Hepworth in Yorkshire is the name of a new show at Hepworth Wakefield. Curator Eleanor Clayton discusses how the exhibition reveals the influence that Yorkshire had on Barbara Hepworth who was born in the county and went on to establish an international reputation as a sculptor. Film critic Jason Solomons brings news from this year's Cannes Film Festival. He discusses The Irrational Man, Woody Allen's latest film; Tale of Tales, the film that's had the critics reeling; and why it matters that at an international film festival where English has been declared the Esperanto of the film world, there are no British films in competition. And to mark the death of the legendary BB King, Kevin LeGendre takes a look at his influence and how he was so much more than just a great Blues guitarist. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Sarah Johnson.
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