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Emma Donoghue on Room, Grey Gardens, Andrew Michael Hurley, Occupied

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Emma Donoghue talks to Kirsty Lang about adapting her best-selling novel Room into a BAFTA nominated film, starring Brie Larson as a woman trapped in a shed with her child.

Matt Wolf reviews the European premiere of Grey Gardens, a musical based on the influential 1975 documentary of the same name, a riveting fly-on-the-wall account of an ageing mother and daughter living and together in squalor in a Long Island mansion.

Andrew Michael Hurley, winner of the Costa First Novel award for The Loney, discusses his unsettling tale set in 1976 on a wild section of the North West coast.

Diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall reviews Occupied, a new Norwegian drama series that imagines Russia has invaded Norway.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Timothy Prosser. Show less


Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Donoghue
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hurley
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Kendall

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