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Victoria Wood remembered, Curtis Sittenfeld, Maya Sondhi, Lucian Msamati

April 20th, 2016

Episode 1159 of 1502 episodes

Geoff Posner, who produced Victoria Wood's first TV Show and then went on to work with her on other TV shows including Dinner Ladies, shares his memories and discusses how important she was in terms of paving the way for other female comedians. In our continuing series Shakespeare's People, Lucian Msamati nominates Iago. Curtis Sittenfeld, author of American Wife, talks about her new novel, Eligible. Set in Cincinnati, it's a modern-day re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, with Liz Bennet as a successful magazine journalist, and Darcy as a neurosurgeon. Maya Sondhi is perhaps best known for her role as the long-suffering daughter in Citizen Khan, or currently as WPC Maneet Bindra in Line of Duty. Maya Sondhi discusses Sket, the first play she has written, which examines the sexualisation of teenagers, which opened last night. Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Rebecca Armstrong.

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