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Tom Hanks; Alice Munro; Dana Schutz

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

With Mark Lawson.

Tom Hanks reflects on saying no to film offers, playing real people, and his latest role in Captain Phillips, which depicts the ordeal of Richard Phillips, captain of a cargo ship taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009. Captain Phillips is directed by Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Supremacy).

It was announced today that Alice Munro has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. AS Byatt and Hermione Lee discuss the Canadian author, who writes short stories rather than novels.

And Mark talks to the American artist Dana Schutz, whose colourful and fantastical paintings are on show at The Hepworth gallery in Wakefield.

Producer Timothy Prosser. Show less


Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
AS Byatt
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Hanks
Interviewed Guest:
Hermione Lee
Interviewed Guest:
Dana Schutz

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