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Will Smith, Caryl Churchill's new play, Iran tourism, Ringo Starr's birthplace

January 29th, 2016

Episode 1097 of 1502 episodes

Will Smith talks to John Wilson about his role as a forensic neuropathologist in the new film Concussion, based on a true story, which deals with the phenomenon of brain injury in American Football. Susannah Clapp and David Benedict review Caryl Churchill's new play Escaped Alone and consider her contribution to theatre. The British Museum's Vesta Curtis describes the glorious heritage of Iran and reflects upon recent US policy changes and their impact on tourism. With news that after years of wrangling, Ringo Starr's birthplace at 9 Madryn St, Liverpool, is to be refurbished rather than knocked down, the former Beatle looks back on growing up there in an interview he gave to Front Row in 2008. Presenter John Wilson Producer Dixi Stewart.

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