Author Luke Jennings on his Killing Eve trilogy, Disgusting artworks, Maggie Gyllenhaal on The Deuce

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Author Luke Jennings on his Killing Eve novels, which inspired the recent television series. Jennings reveals what motivated him to create the ruthless assassin, Villanelle, and Eve, the agent hunting her, and the somewhat bizarre relationship the two of them seem to have. Revulsion is one of the strongest human reactions and if art is designed to instil an emotional response in the viewer, what is the role of disgust in art? As Halloween approaches we explore what makes us disgusted and how artists have used disgust to enthral or repel audiences. We speak to artist Andrea Hasler, whose wax-based sculptures re-imagine luxury goods like handbags with raw fleshy innards, along with art critic Estelle Lovatt and horror fan Kim Newman to explore the role of disgust in visual art and film. Maggie Gyllenhaal is currently starring in second series The Deuce, a television drama which charts the rise of the porn industry in 1970s New York. We speak to the actress about why she fought to be a producer on the show and what difference that has made both on screen and on set. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Hannah Robins

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