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10/07/2008

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 10 July 2008

Presented by Mark Lawson.

Including:

Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children has been voted the best Booker Prize winner. He talks to Mark about how he regards this early novel, what the Queen said to him when he received his knighthood and how he came to play the part of a gynaecologist in the recent Hollywood film Then She Found Me.

Lab Rats is a new comedy set in a university laboratory, co-written and starring Chris Addison. With the world of science as its backdrop, the series is a surreal look at the comic potential of workers in white coats. Writer, broadcaster and former radio astronomer Marcus Chown reviews the first episode.

Anish Kapoor's public art project with Tees Valley Regeneration launches today with the first installation, Temenos. Located at Middlehaven Dock, Middlesbrough, Temenos will be 110 metres in length and almost 50 metres high. Mark talks to Kapoor about the Tees Valley Giants and bringing art to regeneration areas of the North East.

Joanna Murray-Smith has taken the incident in Germaine Greer's life in which she was held captive by a former student as the starting point for a play examining feminism. The playwright discusses where fact diverges from fiction and why Eileen Atkins is not playing Germaine Greer.

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