Tom Sutcliffe and guests Esther Freud, David Benedict and Kathryn Hughes discuss cultural highlights of the week including Thomas Middleton's drama Women Beware Women, which ends with one of the grandest bloodbaths in Elizabethan drama, Goetz Spielman's film Revanche - an Austrian revenger's tragedy and David Mitchell's new novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - in which the hero is a Dutch clerk for the Dutch East India company, dispatched to the closely guarded enclave of Dejima in Nagasaki bay. Also in the programme is BBC 4's new film season, Sea Fever, including the Art of the Sea in Pictures and in Words, presented by novelist and poet Owen Sheers, and exhibition, The Concise Dictionary of Dress at Blythe House.

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