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Boy George TV biopic, Art Fund Prize shortlist, video game music

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 May 2010

Set at the heart of the 80's music scene, Worried About The Boy is a TV biopic which tells the story of a young Boy George, dreaming of living a life filled with originality and passion, and of becoming a star. Kirsty Lang and music critic Alexis Petridis review the new drama, and assess the way it portrays an iconic figure and the cultural era he epitomised.

Kirsty Young, this year's chair of judges for the Art Fund Prize, announces the shortlist for the best museum or gallery in the UK, the winner of which will receive £100,000.

Israeli film-maker Samuel Maoz served as a gunner in a tank in the first Lebanon War of 1982, and he has recreated the tension and horror of that experience in his new film Lebanon. Maoz discusses the film, which won the Golden Lion Award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, and why he set it almost entirely in the claustrophobic interior of a tank in hostile territory.

With the Ivor Novello awards recognising video game music with the creation of a new award, we talk to Ivor and Bafta nominated composers Joris De Man and James Hannigan about composing soundtracks for video games.

Chapters

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  • Worried About The Boy Review

    Set at the heart of the 80's music scene, Worried About The Boy is a TV biopic which tells the story of a young Boy George. Alexis Petridis reviews.

  • Art Fund Prize 2010

    Kirsty Young, this year's chair of judges for the Art Fund Prize, announces the shortlist for the best museum or gallery in the UK, the winner of which will receive £100,000.

  • Samuel Maoz interview

    Israeli film-maker Samuel Maoz discusses his new film Lebanon, set almost entirely in the claustrophobic interior of a tank in hostile territory.

  • Composing soundtracks for video games

    With the Ivor Novello awards now recognising video game music, we talk to Ivor and Bafta nominated composers Joris De Man and James Hannigan.

  • Worried About The Boy

    Worried About The Boy is on BBC2 at 9pm on Sunday 16 May.

  • Lebanon

    Lebanon

    Lebanon opens in selected cinemas across the country tomorrow, certificate 15.

  • Art Fund Prize shortlist

    Online public voting for The Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries 2010 opens at 9am tomorrow. The winner will be announced on 30 June.

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  • Videogame Music

    Killzone 2 is out now for Playstation 3.

    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (the game) is available now on various platforms.

    The 55th Ivor Novello awards take place on Thursday 20th May.

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