Russell Brand

Comedian, actor and, latterly, life-guru Russell Brand meets with host Ian Rickson on the stage of his local arts centre, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead. Russell's cultural choices include the film of seminal stand-up Bill Hicks’ blistering stage show ‘Revelations’; Oscar Wilde’s 19th century fable ‘The Selfish Giant’, which offers up salvation through childhood innocence; and the nostalgic longing of Kazumi Nikaido’s song ‘When I Remember This Life’ from the Studio Ghibli film ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’.


‘What I Love’ is created and hosted by Ian Rickson. The theme music is by PJ Harvey. Sound recording by James Hingley. Photography by Helen Murray. Series Producer Ben Walker. Executive Producer Robert Delamere. Produced for Storyglass by Sarah Murray.


Works discussed:

‘Revelations’ written and performed by Bill Hicks; dir. Chris Bould; prod. Tiger Aspect Productions

‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde

‘When I Remember This Life’ by Kazumi Nikaido, from the original soundtrack to the film 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya' (Tokuma Japan Communications/Studio Ghibli Records)


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