August on the silver screen
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4 August 2017
Tom Edwards is taken on a trip to the cinema by film critics Karen Krizanovich and Tim Robey as they discuss August’s movie releases, we learn about Maud Russell, a woman whose diary tells stories of high society during the Second World War and we meet Charlie Fink, the former frontman of indie-folk outfit Noah and the Whale, who has set his sights on the stage.
4 August 2017
Tom Edwards is joined by film critics Karen Krizanovich and Tim Robey to discuss four of this month’s film releases: Luc Besson’s epic fantasy ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’, Sally Hawkins’ nuanced performance in ‘Maudie’, supernatural indie picture ‘A Ghost Story’ and all-guns-blazing adventure ‘Atomic Blonde’.
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Maud Russell was a British patron of the arts in the early to mid 20th century. She was painted by Matisse, had a relationship with 'James Bond' author Ian Fleming and lived in Mottisfont Abbey, where she entertained the who’s who of high society. During the Second World War she kept a diary detailing not just the lives of these people but also what life was like during this turbulent period, which her granddaughter Emily Russell has just published. Emily joins Fernando Augusto Pacheco in the studio.
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