David Weil on Solos, Novelist Brit Bennett, Great British Photography Challenge


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David Weil is the showrunner for Hunters, a TV series which imagined the work of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York . The large cast included Al Pacino in his first ever TV lead role. When Covid closed down largescale productions, David Weil turned his hand to a much more intimate sort of show. Solos is a new 7-part fantasy series which is essentially monologues from the likes of Helen Mirren, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman. Brit Bennett is the first shortlisted nominee for The Women’s Prize for Fiction to join us. Her book, The Vanishing Half, follows identical twins who, after running away from home at 16, adopt different racial identities. Brit discusses how her mother’s upbringing inspired the story, and why she wanted to write about colourism. As BBC Four launches its Great British Photography Challenge, photographer Maryam Wahid offers some handy hints to help you get the best possible shot with your mobile phone camera. Composer, singer and choral conductor Bob Chilcott discusses the government's guidance issued on the 18th May which says that amateur choirs can only rehearse indoors in groups of a maximum of six, which led to many of the 42,000 choirs across the country having to change rehearsal and performance schedules planned after restrictions on public performances were lifted on 17th May. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Jerome Weatherald

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