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19/12/2008

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 19 December 2008

Presented by Kirsty Lang.

Ian McKellen has had a long acting career that spans soap operas, Hollywood movies and the greatest Shakespeare roles on stage. He discusses what it's like to look back on his performances from years ago and why he has only got ten more years left on stage.

Maria Delgado, Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts at Queen Mary, University of London, reviews the film Che: Part 1, Steven Soderbergh's biopic of Che Guevara.

Andy Silke reports on the problems surrounding the opening of an ambitious interactive arts centre, The Public, in West Bromwich. Gallery project manager David Clarke tells us their plan for the future.

With the re-release on the big screen of the 1948 Oscar-winning Italian film Bicycle Thieves, Adam Smith reflects on those unforgettable bicycle moments on film and what David Cameron has to do with it.

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