Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week’s cultural highlights on BBC Radio 4.
This sci-fi film is directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Alex Garland who worked together on Trainspotting. The film is set in 2057, the sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth’s last hope lies with the Icarus II, a spacecraft with a crew of eight men whose mission is to deliver a nuclear bomb to reignite the fading sun.
This is Phil Lamarche’s debut novel. It tells the story of a boy living in New Hampshire who is involved in a tragic shooting accident and as a result becomes embroiled with a sinister group of boys who call themselves ‘American Youth’.
American Youth is published by Sceptre
Comedy Triple Bill
The panel watched the fourth series of ‘Peep Show’ starring David Mitchell and Jeremy Webb, a new BBC 2 comedy series ‘Roman’s Empire’ and ‘Ruddy Hell – It’s Harry and Paul’ starring the veteran comedy duo Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield.
The Invisible Collection by Stefan Zweig
Howard Schuman picked this short story as this week’s guest choice.
Brecht Double Bill
The Young Vic presents a double-bill of very early and untypical Brecht plays: The Jewish Wife and A Respectable Wedding.