David Hyde Pierce on his British stage debut

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Vampires return to our cinemas this week with the third film in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which is based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer. Kristen Stewart is back in the role of Bella Swan, making life and death decisions. Dr. Helen Wheatley from Warwick University delivers her verdict.

Tony and Emmy award winning American actor David Hyde Pierce talks about Broadway, playing Niles Crane in Frasier and now appearing on the London stage with Joanna Lumley and Mark Rylance, in La Bete, a play inspired by Moliere, written by David Hirson, and directed by Matthew Warchus.

Sargent and the Sea, the first ever exhibition of John Singer Sargent's marine paintings, shows work inspired by travels in France, around the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic, when the young artist was passionate about the sea. Rachel Campbell-Johnston reviews.

Mark also interviews Piers Paul Read, a Catholic author whose new novel The Misogynist is written from the perspective of a divorced atheist.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

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