Colin Macleod, Jason Reynolds, Hanna Flint reviews 'Together'


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Starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan, Together is a new BBC2 drama following a couple forced to re-evaluate their relationship during lockdown. Polar opposites in personality and political opinion, the unnamed characters “he” and “she” are only together for the sake of their young son. Can physical proximity create a new emotional connection? Critic Hanna Flint reviews. The winner of the 2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal for outstanding achievement in children’s writing was today announced as Jason Reynolds for his book Look Both Ways. It’s a series of intertwined stories that focuses on the unsupervised 15 minutes when children walk home from school and includes children dealing with bullying, homophobia, sick parents and anxiety. We speak to Jason about the stories and his work as US National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. Colin Macleod’s home is on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, leading an outdoor life as a crofter and fisherman, accompanied by his two sheepdogs. But he’s also an acclaimed singer-songwriter who’s performed with Sheryl Crow, Van Morrison and Robert Plant. His new album Hold Fast is out this week – and he’ll be performing live especially for Front Row. Main image: Colin Macleod Image credit: Jack Johns

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