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15/01/2010

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Friday 15 January 2010

Sophie Okonedo stars as Winnie Mandela in a new television biopic focusing on her relationship with her husband. Writer and director Michael Samuels discusses bringing the controversial figure to the screen for the first time.

The hero of eight feature films and a box office sensation, Hubert Bonnisseur de la Bath - codename OSS117 - is France's favourite secret agent. Agnes Poirier explains to Kirsty Lang why film-goers have been so fascinated with the spoof spy and reviews the latest film, Lost In Rio.

Ockham's Razor is an aerial theatre company who bring together physical, visual and circus theatre. Their latest production, directed by Toby Sedgwick with dramaturgy by Rufus Norris, revolves around a giant wheel suspended seven metres above ground and it explores the relationships between people as they perform in the air.

Front Row listeners respond to the launch of the Kids In Museums manifesto.

Tenor Ian Bostridge and critic Tom Service discuss the work of Hans Werner Henze, the German composer who recovered from a coma to write an opera, which is about to receive its premiere.

Chapters

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  • Mrs Mandela

    Writer and director Michael Samuels discusses bringing the controversial figure of Winnie Mandela to the screen for the first time, focussing on her relationship with her husband.

  • Mrs Mandela

    Mrs Mandela is on BBC Four at 9pm on 25 January 2010.

    Mrs Mandela
  • OSS117: Lost in Rio

    OSS117: Lost in Rio is released 15 January in selected cinemas nationwide, certificate 15.

  • The Mill

    The Mill is on at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 January and will tour the UK in the autumn.

    The London International Mime Festival runs from Wednesday 13 January to Saturday 31 January.

    Mimefest
  • Hans Werner Henze

    Hans Werner Henze is celebrated at The Barbican in London this weekend and his opera Elegy for Young Lovers is at the Young Vic at the end of April.

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