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Antonia Quirke is an author and journalist. She is a presenter on The Film Programme and Pick of the Week (Radio 4) and Film 2015 and The One Show (BBC 1). She writes a column on radio for the New Statesman.
The Frouds were behind the creatures in the 1982 film The Dark Crystal, the first movie ever to have an all-puppet cast, which is about to re-emerge as a ten-part TV series on Netflix.
With very obvious delight, BBC World Service presenter Kim Chakanetsa interviewed two distinguished female roadies.
As Michael Goldfarb drew repeated attention to Lumet’s sense of the bootlessness of structures, I wondered, was this at the very root of his famed brilliance with actors?
“They’re both so, so good,” was the observations made of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on BBC 5 Live.
Hoodoo practitioners. Vodoun princesses. “Radical feminist anti-capitalists” struggling to stick out their jobs at high-end hair salons.
Who is there to compare with Jarman – still? Who?
And would it inspire beautiful music?
BBC Radio 4’s annual flagship lecture series refuses to dumb itself down, but could do with a little more vitality.
The BBC Radio 5 Live podcast shows us cruelty that beggars belief.
There were many moments, listening, when I just sat and cried.