Mrs Wilson, Vegan Art, Akwaeke Emezi


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Golden Globe Award winner Ruth Wilson stars in the new BBC drama Mrs Wilson in a uniquely challenging role: she is playing her own grandmother, Alison Wilson. The drama follow Alison's investigation into the mysterious multiple lives of her husband Alec, which only come to light after his sudden death. TV critic Alison Graham gives her verdict. As veganism gains more popularity in the UK, we consider how it is applied to the art world; both in terms of how animals are represented and how animal products are used in creating work. We speak to novelist cultural academic Alex Lockwood from the University of Sunderland and Aisha Eveleigh who runs a vegan art festival Liberation Arts in Bristol. Plus Nigerian author Akwaeke Emezi on their debut novel, Freshwater, which is about a person inhabited by Igbo spirits. Emezi explains how the book explores ideas of identity using their own life experience and Nigerian mythology. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Hilary Dunn

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