Medhi Hasan provides a recap of Will Self’s comments on Question Time about renationalising the UK railways as part of his regular New Statesman column.
You can watch the most recent edition of Question Time online through BBC iPlayer.
Actor David Tennant, a former Doctor in Dr Who, will be playing the role of Will, a “witty, acerbic artist” in a one-off drama for Sky Arts based on “The Minor Character”, a short story by Will Self. “The Minor Character” was published in the collection The Undivided Self. Further details to follow.
You can also listen to Will reading The Minor Character.
Watch Will Self and John Gray talking about JG Ballard at the recent Bristol conference Festival of Ideas.
Watch Will Self on Newsnight tonight at 10.30pm BBC2 talking about the Murdochs and Rebekah Brooks’ appearances at the select committee today. Other guests include Carl Bernstein, Michael Grade, Earl Spencer and Alan Rusbridger.
Watch Will Self tonight on BBC4 talking about the history of British landscape painting at 9pm.
Watch Will Self on Newsnight last night in discussion with Polly Toynbee and Jacob Rees-Mogg about the financial squeeze, a little after the seven-minute mark here.
Self recently wrote about a trip to the remote Orkney island of Rousay “fleeing a broken marriage and the physical objects of my addiction – if not the psychic furies that screamed attendance on them” and how he ended up reading Montaigne’s Essays for the first time. Here’s a little peak over the Times paywall:
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