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12/02/2009

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 12 February 2009

Presented by John Wilson.

Jeremy Paxman turns art connoisseur in his television series The Victorians. He talks to John about revealing the human stories behind Victorian paintings that have often been dismissed as sentimental.

Mark Wallinger discusses artworks from the last 2000 years that he has used in the Hayward Gallery touring exhibition to explore ideas about boundaries, borders and a crucial line decision in the 1966 World Cup Final.

Andrew Dickson and Susannah Clapp review Richard Bean's latest play England People Very Nice, which is about immigration into the East End of London since the 17th century and is directed by Nick Hytner.

UK publisher Michael Schmidt reports on how the television drama Mad Men has helped to boost sales of Frank O'Hara's poetry.

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