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27/10/2009

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30 minutes
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Tuesday 27 October 2009

Michael Caine talks about what is wrong with modern Britain and how Jack Nicholson saved his career. Caine's new film Harry Brown sees him playing a retired marine who has a score to settle.

Philip Roth's latest novel depicts an ageing actor who is worried about losing his touch. Alex Clarke reviews.

Into the Storm, the sequel to the BAFTA and Emmy award-winning The Gathering Storm, portrays Winston Churchill's political and personal life through WWII. It stars Brendan Gleeson as Churchill. Political novelist and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party Michael Dobbs discusses the accuracy of the characters' portrayal and the purpose of political drama.

As the documentary series Wonderland returns to BBC TV with a programme about the British in bed - featuring interviews conducted in bed - Front Row compiles a list of great duvet moments in culture.

Chapters

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  • Michael Caine

    Michael Caine talks about what is wrong with modern Britain and how Jack Nicholson saved his career. Caine's new film Harry Brown sees him playing a retired marine who has a score to settle.

  • Philip Roth (Book Review)

    Philip Roth's latest novel The Humbling depicts an ageing actor who is worried about losing his touch. Alex Clarke reviews.

  • Into the Storm (TV Review)

    Political novelist and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party Michael Dobbs discusses the accuracy of the characters' portrayal and the purpose of political drama.

  • The British In Bed

    Front Row compiles a list of great duvet moments in culture.

  • Michael Caine

    Harry Brown, certificate 18, is out on 18 November.

  • The Humbling

    The Humbling is out now.

  • Into the Storm

    Into the Storm is on BBC2 on 2 November.

  • Bed Scenes

    Wonderland is on BBC2 on Thursday night at 9.45pm.

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