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Monty Python's Eric Idle; pianist Louis Lortie; Bad Lieutenant

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 18 May 2010

Eric Idle discusses the forthcoming tour of the musical Spamalot and his comedic oratorio Not the Messiah, based on Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Antonia Quirke reviews Bad Lieutenant, the new film from Werner Herzog, which stars Nicolas Cage. Set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bad Lieutenant follows the story of a cocaine-addicted policeman who abuses his status.

French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie explains how he prepares to play all 27 of Chopin's Etudes at the Norfolk and Norwich festival.

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  • Eric Idle

    Eric Idle discusses the forthcoming tour of the musical Spamalot and his comedic oratorio Not the Messiah, based on Monty Python's Life of Brian.

  • Bad Lieutenant

    Antonia Quirke reviews Bad Lieutenant, the new film from Werner Herzog, which stars Nicolas Cage.

  • Louis Lortie

    French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie explains how he prepares to play all 27 of Chopin's Etudes at the Norfolk and Norwich festival.

  • Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff talks about the stage adaptation of the film The Harder They Come.

  • Eric Idle

    The UK tour of Monty Python's Spamalot begins on 29 May.

    Not The Messiah (He's A Very Naughty Boy) is available on Blu-ray and DVD from 14 June.

    Spamalot site
  • Bad Lieutenant

    Bad Lieutenant opens on 21 May, certificate 18.

  • Louis Lortie

    Louis Lortie's CD of Chopin Nocturnes and Scherzos in available now.

    On 19 May Louis gives a Chopin recital at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, on 21 May he plays Mozart with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast and on 27 May he is at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

  • Jimmy Cliff

    The stage adaptation of the film, The Harder They Come, is on tour in the UK until 10 July.

    The Harder They Come site

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