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David Hyde Pierce on his British stage debut

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First broadcast:
Tuesday 06 July 2010

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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  • David Hyde Pierce

    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.

  • Sargent and the Sea

    A review of Sargent and the Sea, the first ever exhibition of John Singer Sargent's marine paintings.

  • Piers Paul Read interview

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

  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    A review of the third film in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer.

  • David Hyde Pierce

    David Hyde Pierce as Elomire in La Bete, photo by Manuel Harlan.

    La Bete is at the Comedy Theatre in London until 4 September.

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  • Sargent and the Sea

    Sargent and the Sea

    Image: John Singer Sargent, En Route pour la peche (Setting Out to Fish), 1878.
    Oil on canvas
    78.8 x 122.8 cm
    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    Sargent and the Sea is at the Royal Academy of Arts from 10 July to 26 September 2010.

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  • Atlantic Storm

    Atlantic Storm

    John Singer Sargent
    Atlantic Storm, 1876
    Oil on canvas
    58.5 x 81.5 cm
    Curtis Galleries, Minneapolis

  • Beach Scene

    Beach Scene

    John Singer Sargent
    Beach Scene, 1880
    Oil on panel
    25.4 x 34.3 cm
    Private Collection

  • Girl on the Beach

    Girl on the Beach

    John Singer Sargent
    Girl on the Beach, Study for En Route pour la peche and Fishing for Oysters at Cancale, 1877
    Oil on canvas
    48.3 x 29.2 cm
    Terra Foundation for the American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, Chicago

  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is released on 9th July. Certificate 12A

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