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Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, Irish Women Writers, Vaseem Khan

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz on their new film The Mercy, which tells the true story of the ill-fated attempt in 1968 by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to become the first person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world.

Vaseem Khan discusses his latest Inspector Chopra novel, about an Indian detective with a baby elephant as his sidekick, which he has written as a Quick Read.

As Irish and Northern Irish women poets campaign for greater recognition in their home country, we discuss the gender battle currently taking place in Irish literature, with campaign co-founder Mary O'Donnell, playwright Rosemary Jenkinson and novelist John Boyne.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Timothy Prosser. Show less


Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Firth
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Weisz
Interviewed Guest:
Vaseem Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Mary O'Donnell
Interviewed Guest:
Rosemary Jenkinson
Interviewed Guest:
John Boyne

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