Ruth Jones, Roger Kneebone, Game Review, The Tempest

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Gavin & Stacey writer and actor Ruth Jones joins us to discuss her new novel Us Three, which follows the tumultuous friendship of three women over four decades. She shares the inspiration behind the book, how her screenwriting has influenced her novel writing and whether Gavin & Stacey will return to our screens… As many theatres remain shuttered due to Covid-19, those looking to get their thespian fix may find some consolation n the form of virtual reality. Tender Claws, an independent games studio in LA, has created a live VR performance of The Tempest which can be watched using an Oculus Rift or Quest gaming systems. Each performance is interactive, as eight participants are linked up with a live, remote actor playing the role of Prospero, guiding them through a virtual landscape. Entertainment journalist Elle Osili-Wood joins us to review this blend of theatre and gaming. In his new book Expert, Roger Kneebone, Professor of Surgical Education at Imperial College London, makes the case for learning a craft and honing skills – a path that means lacemakers and vascular surgeons have more in common than they might think. He explains the value of expertise in the arts and beyond. Presenter; Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Oliver Jones

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