SRSLY #33: Hail, Channing!

We chat the Oscars, Coen brothers' film Hail, Caesar!, Radio 4 drama season Riot Girls, and the Brie Larson film Short Term 12.

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The Links

(04:00) Hail, Caesar!

The Eddie Mannix episode of the You Must Remember This podcast.

Ryan Gilbey on why the film is a breakthrough in terms of storytelling for the Coens.

(16:20) Riot Girls season on Radio 4

All the programmes from the season on BBC iPlayer.

Joy Wilkinson on the process of adapting The Life and Loves of a She-Devil for radio.

(29:45) Short Term 12

The trailer.

An interview with Brie Larson from the time of the film.

Next week:

Anna is watching Date Night.

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