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The Joneses; Shelagh Stephenson; Mark Twain

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 19 April 2010

With Mark Lawson.

Jason Solomons reviews the film The Joneses, starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny as the perfect neighbours who aren't quite what they seem.

Shelagh Stephenson discusses her play A Northern Odyssey, about the American artist Winslow Homer, who in 1881 visited a fishing village on the north east coast of England and ended up staying there for several years.

Singers stranded and long trips by van and coach: Mark reports on how the volcano in Iceland has affected cultural events throughout the UK.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Mark Twain, Mark discusses Twain's reputation and legacy with writers Jane Smiley, Lorrie Moore and Philip Hensher, along with the thoughts of John Updike from the Front Row archive.

Chapters

4 items
  • The Joneses

    Jason Solomons reviews the film The Joneses, starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny.

  • Shelagh Stephenson

    An interview with playwright Shelagh Stephenson about her new play.

  • Volcano

    Mark reports on how the volcano in Iceland has affected cultural events throughout the UK.

  • Mark Twain

    Jane Smiley, Lorrie Moore and Philip Hensher on Mark Twain at the 100th anniversary of the writer's death.

  • The Joneses

    The Joneses is in cinemas nationwide from Friday 23 April.

  • Shelagh Stephenson

    A Northern Odyssey is at the Live Theatre, Newcastle from 22 April until 22 May.

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