Martin Green on the ‘Festival of Brexit’; Jessie Armstrong on winning at the Emmys; Gwyneth Hughes on writing new ITV drama, Honour; ENO drive-in opera.
Announced by Theresa May in 2018 and quickly dubbed the “Festival of Brexit”, submissions are now being made for the UK government funded £120 million festival that will celebrate British creativity in 2022. Creative director Martin Green tells us what kind of projects and ideas he’s looking for.
Succession creator Jesse Armstrong on winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series at last night’s awards.
English National Opera are staging Europe’s first drive-in opera, Puccini’s La Bohème, at London’s Alexandra Palace, where the audience watch the singers from their cars. Will this be an exciting new way to experience opera? Alexandra Coghlan reviews.
Writer Gwyneth Hughes discusses her new ITV drama, Honour, starring Keeley Hawes. It’s the story of the real-life detective who brought five killers to justice after the so-called honour killing of Banaz Mahmod, a 20 year old Iraqi Kurdish woman from Mitcham, south London, who was murdered for falling in love with the wrong man.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Hannah Robins
Studio Manager: Donald McDonald
Main image: Soraya Mafi in ENO La bohème (c) Lloyd Winters, Courtesy ENO