Podcast: Yesterday + Apollo 11 | feat. Richard Curtis
Writer of Love, Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Notting Hill, Richard Curtis joins us on the podcast this week to talk about his fabulous new rom-com fantasy, Yesterday.
But first, we blast off with our review of one of the year's best documentaries (and arguably one of the year's best films) Apollo 11. On the fiftieth anniversary of one of twentieth century's defining moment – the Apollo moon landing – comes this remarkable archive documentary that conjures the shear magnitude of the achievement. Brought to life with intimate detail, this elegantly edited doc gives an unrivalled, fresh view of science and spectacle involved in the team's feat.
Next we hear from the writer behind some of the Britain's best loved rom-coms, Richard Curtis, and we give our verdict on Yesterday, the new film from Curtis and director Danny Boyle, which asks the question on everyone's lips: What if you were the only man on Earth able to remember the iconic music of The Beatles? Jack's (Himesh Patel) career as a singer-songwriter is not going well. His friend Ellie (Lily James) thinks he’s got talent, but no one else agrees. But after a mysterious blackout, it turns out he’s the only one who can recall the Fab Four’s back catalogue. With the iconic songs in his arsenal, he becomes world famous, but at what cost?
Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle’s Yesterday plays now in our cinemas
Apollo 11 plays now in our cinemas and at the Bertha Dochouse