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Presenter Tom Sutcliffe and guests offer sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events

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Presenter Tom Sutcliffe and guests offer sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events

    The Nest, The Truth, The Bass Rock, Cranach at Compton Verney and Home Entertainment Recommendations

    The Nest, The Truth, The Bass Rock, Cranach at Compton Verney and Home Entertainment Recommendations

    The Nest is the new Sunday night drama on BBC1 that raises questions around the ethics of surrogacy as a wealthy couple invite a young woman whose past is not known to them into their lives.
    The Truth is a French/Japanese production directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda who won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2018 for his film Shoplifters. It stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in the story of an ageing actress who publishes her memoirs and is confronted by her daughter.
    Evie Wyld was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. Her new novel, The Bass Rock, tells the story of three generations of women whose fates are linked.
    Two exhibitions at Compton Verney that have sadly had to close because of coronavirus are kept alive by our critics: Cranach: Artist and Innovator and Fabric: Touch and Identity.
    And we suggest some culture that might already be on your shelves or on a screen near you to enjoy if you're stuck indoors.
    Tom Sutcliffe's guests this week are Charlotte Mullins, Bob and Roberta Smith and Laurence Scott.

    Podcast Extra recommendations
    Bob: Paul Klee, On Modern Art
    Certain Blacks, album by The Art Ensemble of Chicago
    The Letters of Van Gogh

    Charlotte: The Gallery of Lost Art - as she explains, what's left of it can be found at galleryoflostart.com and via Tate website
    The West Wing

    Laurence: Star Trek: the Next Generation, all 7 seasons

    Tom: Contagion and, as always, Call My Agent

    Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
    Producer: Sarah Johnson

    Image: Emily (SOPHIE RUNDLE) in The Nest
    Credit: Mark Mainz / Studio Lambert / BBC

    • 46 Min.
    Misbehaviour, On Blueberry Hill, Abi Dare, Warhol, Breeders and Kate+Koji

    Misbehaviour, On Blueberry Hill, Abi Dare, Warhol, Breeders and Kate+Koji

    Misbehaviour is a new film about the 1970 Miss World pageant which saw the first black Miss World and was also disrupted by the nascent Women's Liberation movement who threw flour bombs at host Bob Hope
    Sebastian Barry's play On Blueberry Hill is set in a prison cell where two men's stories of how they got there become intertwined.
    Abi Daré's novel The Girl With The Louding Voice is the tale of Adunni, a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who has to go into domestic service in Lagos but is determined to better herself
    A new retrospective of the work and life of Andy Warhol has just opened at Tate Modern in London, including many works never previoulsy exhibtited in the UK before
    Two new TV comedies with impeccable pedigrees - ITV's Kate and Koji (written by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin - who wrote Outnumbered) and Breeders (co-produced by Chris Addison and Simon Blackwell) on Sky TV - have just started. Theyre very different.. are they very funny?

    Tom Sutcliffe guests are Sara Colllins, Alex Preston and Tiffany Jenkins. The producer is Oliver Jones

    Podcast Extra recommendations:
    Sara: Toni Mossion: The Pieces I Am + Fons Americanus by Kara Walker at Tate Modern
    Alex: The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
    Tiffany: Music Clubs - Spin in OXford and House Concerts @42 in Edinburgh
    Tom: James Shapiro: Shakespeare In a Divided America

    Main image: Abi Daré © Alero Marcel

    • 49 Min.
    Hilary Mantel, The Mikvah Project, Sulphur and White, Among The Trees

    Hilary Mantel, The Mikvah Project, Sulphur and White, Among The Trees

    Hilary Mantel's new novel - The Mirror and The Light - is the final part of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy. The previous two parts have sold millions of copies worldwide and garned prizes from all quarters. Can this one compare?
    The Mikvah Project is a new play at The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. Two Jewish men meet every Friday for ritual cleansing and a close friendship develops.
    Sulphur and White is a new British film which tells the true story of a highly successful banker who suffered repeated sexual abuse as a child and how this drove him to seek justice for all abused children
    A new exhibition at The Hayward Gallery in London - Among The Trees - looks at the crucuial role that trees play in our lives and imaginations

    Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Christopher Frayling, Abigail Morris and Catherine O'Flynn. The producer is Oliver Jones

    Podcast Extra recommendations:
    Catherine - The National Telephone Kiosk Collection in Bromsgrove and the 1972 film La Cabina
    Christopher - Who's Afaid of Virginia Woolf at The Tobacco Factory in Bristol and Prints by Norman Ackroyd at Watts Gallery near Guildford
    Abigail - Carravagio in Rome and Bonus Family on Netflix
    Tom - English Monsters by James Scudamore

    Main image: Terraza Alta II, 2018 by Abel Rodríguez
    Acrylic and ink on paper
    © the artist and Instituto de Visión 2020

    • 54 Min.
    Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Women Beware Women, Christos Tsiolkas, Leon Spilliaert, Noughts and Crosses

    Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Women Beware Women, Christos Tsiolkas, Leon Spilliaert, Noughts and Crosses

    The newest film by French director Céline Sciamma (Tomboy, Girlhood) is Portrait Of A Lady On Fire. An 18th century painter is commissioned to paint a bride-to-be's wedding portrait and falls in love with her subject
    Women Beware Women is a play by Middleton just opened at The Globe Theatre in London. How do you navigate a society in which women are consciously and unconsciously commodified, coerced and controlled?
    Australian author Christos Tsiolkas came to international attention with his best-selling novel The Slap. His latest - Damascus - retells the story of St Paul's conversion.
    Leon Spilliaert was a Belgian painter in the early 20th century whose work often reflected his insomnia and seaside settings. A new exhibition at London's Royal Academy brings this lesser-known artist into the spotlight
    Malorie Blackman's successful Noughts and Crosses novels have been adapted for TV and they're coming to BBC1 at the beginning of March

    Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Sathnam Sanghera, Muriel Zhaga and Susan Jeffreys. The producer is Oliver Jones

    Podcast Extra recommendations:
    Sathnam - Jay-Z on Spotify
    Susan - Choirs and singing by candlelight
    Muriel - making Delia Smith's marmalade and rewatching Friends
    Tom - A.N. Wilson's The Mind of the Apostl e

    Main image © 2020 Curzon Artificial Eye

    • 49 Min.
    Midnight Family, Masculinities exhibition, Actress by Anne Enright, Far Away by Caryl Churchill, I Am Not Okay With This

    Midnight Family, Masculinities exhibition, Actress by Anne Enright, Far Away by Caryl Churchill, I Am Not Okay With This

    Mexican documentary Midnight Family follows a family-run private ambulance in Mexico City racing to the scenes of accidents in order to earn a living
    Masculinities:Liberation Through Photography, is a new exhibition at The Barbican in London, about how masculinity is experienced, perfomed, coded and socially constructed.
    Actress is the latest novel from Irish author by Anne Enright. A daughter looks back at her sometimes fractious relationship with her famous mother
    A revival of Caryl Churchill's 2000 play Far Away has just opened at London's Donmar Warehouse
    Teenage existence is never easy and having superpowers can only make it even more so. I Am Not Okay With This on Netflix is a new series with an adolescent female lead...

    Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Blake Morrison, Amber Butchart and Stephanie Merritt. The producer is Oliver Jones

    Podcast Extra recommendations:

    Stephanie: The Laramie Project
    Amber: We Will Walk at Turner Contemporary in Margate. And the sauna on Margate Beach
    Blake: When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann
    Tom: Midsommer


    Main image: Taliban portrait. Kandahar, Afghanistan. 2002 © Collection T.Dworzak/Magnum Photos

    • 49 Min.
    Stoppard -Leopoldstadt, Emma, Philip Hensher, Steve McQueen - Tate Modern, The End

    Stoppard -Leopoldstadt, Emma, Philip Hensher, Steve McQueen - Tate Modern, The End

    Tom Stoppard has a new play - Leopoldstadt - a slightly autobiographical telling of the story of several generations of a wealthy Jewish family in Europe over 6 decades, from 1899

    How many different cinematic versions of Jane Austen novels does the world need? What does The latest Emma - directed by a former photographer/ pop video director - bring that's new?

    A Small Revolution in Germany is the latest novel from Philip hensher. It follows the diverging paths of a group of young politically charged leftists

    The End is a very darkly comic TV series set in a retirement village on Australia's Gold coast where Edie - played by Harriet Walter - ends up after trying to kill herself

    A retrospective of the video work of British artist Steve McQueen has just opened at Tate Modern in London. 14 video installations cover his work from 1992 to today

    Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Ayesha Hazarika, David Benedict and Julia Raeside. The producer is Oliver Jones

    Podcast Extra recommendations:

    Juiia: Julia Jacklin - Crushing
    David: Tony Kushner's The Visit at The National Theatre and Tana Frech - In The Woods
    Ayesha: BBC This Life box set and female comedians live
    Tom: In Wordsworth's Footseps on Radio 4 and American Factory documentary

    Main image credit: Marc Brenner

    • 56 Min.

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Clint Hyper Hyper Watchtick ,

Very interedting

Slight complimentary overlap sometimes with front row but mot deleterious. Good selection of guests and interesting focus, usually has a short shelf life. And yes Detectorists was a good tip

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