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Saturday 29 May 2010

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Ekow Eshun, Kit Davis and Philip Hensher review the week's cultural highlights including Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel and All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre in London

David Suchet and Zoe Wannamaker star in All My Sons by Arthur Miller at the Apollo Theatre in London. Over the course of a single day, a family's guilty secrets are brutally exposed.

The Happiest Girl in the World is Romanian director Radu Jude's first feature film. Delia is a teenage girl who has won a car in a competition. She and her parents travel to Bucharest to claim the prize but they have different ideas about how this stroke of good fortune shoudl change their lives.

Yann Martel won the Booker Prize in 2002 with his novel Life of Pi. The title characters of his new book, Beatrice and Virgil, are a donkey and a howler monkey that the protagonist Henry encounters while suffering from writer's block.

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at Tate Modern is an exhibition of photographic images made surreptitiously or without the explicit permission of those depicted. More than 250 works explore themes of eroticism, celebrity and conflict as well as surveillance in the world around us.

BBC2's documentary series When Romeo Met Juliet sees artistic director of the National Youth Theatre Paul Roseby travel to Coventry to bring the pupils of two very different schools together in a performance of Romeo and Juliet. Actors Adrian Lester and Lolita Chakrabarti assist in helping the young cast get to grips with Shakespeare.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

  • All My Sons

    All My Sons

    All My Sons continues at the Apollo Theatre in London until the 11th September.

    More details
  • The Happiest Girl

    The Happiest Girl in the World is on selected release, certificate 15.

  • Beatrice and Virgil

    Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel is published by Canongate.

  • Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

    Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera continues at Tate Modern in London until 3rd October.


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