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Five Minutes With: Stephen Poliakoff

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Celebrities and news-makers are grilled by Matthew Stadlen in exactly five minutes in a series for the BBC News website.

This week, playwright and director Stephen Poliakoff talks to Matt about why he prefers making television to films, his fascination with family, how his father witnessed Russia's 1917 revolution, and why he thinks programmes like The X Factor are a good thing.

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