Attenborough, Gandhi and Degrees of Separation

With the passing of director Sir Richard Attenborough last week, one couldn’t help but notice the prominence of his Oscar-winning film Gandhi at the top of lists of his most memorable work.  (You can see Sir Ben Kingsley’s Oscar acceptance speech here.) Given the important subject of the film and the huge cast of Indian […]

Desert Island Discs – Happy 70th!

Today marks the 70th anniversary of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, a wonderful programme that you really must check out, if you haven’t listened to it before. For the uninitiated, here’s how the show functions: after a little bit of very languid music and seagull calls, the host speaks to that episode’s guest (a […]