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Christopher Plummer, Saudi Arts, Helen Dunmore

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Christopher Plummer discusses replacing Kevin Spacey as John Paul Getty in the Ridley Scott-directed All the Money in the World after Spacey was dropped from the film due to allegations of sexual misconduct. Film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh considers whether this bold move by the director pays off.

As Saudi Arabia announces that it will reopen its cinema doors, we look at the arts scene in the country and ask if this reflects a more liberal attitude towards culture. BBC Arabic Correspondent Hanan Razek reports.

The writer Helen Dunmore is the posthumous winner of the 2017 Costa Poetry Award for her collection Inside the Wave. Many of the poems are concerned with her illness and the knowledge of her approaching death but as her fellow writer and friend Louise Doughty explains they are uplifting, often joyous works.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Sarah Johnson. Show less


Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Plummer
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Hanan Razek
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Doughty
Kirsty Lang
Sarah Johnson

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