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Aspects of Love, Shackleton's Antarctic expedition and the 10 Rules of Rock n Roll

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 July 2010

John Wilson has the verdict on the first major London revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Aspects of Love, directed by Trevor Nunn.

Robert Forster founded the Australian rock group The Go-Betweens in 1978 with his close friend Grant McLennan. A new half-billion-dollar bridge has just been dedicated to the band in their home town of Brisbane, which has coincided with the publication of his new book The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll. Forster discusses his collection of essays which include a tribute to McLennan who died suddenly in 2006.

Photographer Frank Hurley took part in Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition, and an exhibition of his images, often taken in very difficult conditions, is opening at Liverpool's Maritime Museum. Charles Sturridge - writer and director of Channel 4 drama Shackleton - and Frank Hurley's biographer Alasdair McGregor discuss the man and his pictures

American film studio The Asylum is the home of the 'mockbuster', producing low cost versions of big budget Hollywood releases. David Latt, co-founder of the studio, explains how seriously audiences are taking Mega Piranhas, his latest release, and how he counts major directors and producers amongst his fans

Producer Ella-mai Robey.

Chapters

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  • Aspects of Love review

    A review of the first major London revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Aspects of Love, directed by Trevor Nunn.

  • Robert Forster Interview

    In interview with Robert Forster, who founded Australian rock group The Go-Betweens with his close friend Grant McLennan in 1978.

  • Frank Hurley's Antarctic images

    A discussion of Photographer Frank Hurley's part in Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition.

  • Interview: David Latt on the 'Mockbuster'

    Interveiw with David Latt, co-found of American film studio The Asylum, home of the 'mockbuster', producing low cost versions of big budget Hollywood releases.

  • Aspects of Love

    Aspects of Love runs at the Menier Chocolate Theatre in London until 26 September.

    Image credit: Catherine Ashmore.

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  • The Endurance Keeling Over

    The Endurance Keeling Over

    Image copyright: Royal Geographical Society.

    Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure runs from 16 July to 3 January 2011 at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

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  • The Departure of the James Caird from Elephant Island

    The Departure of the James Caird from Elephant Island

    Image copyright: Royal Geographical Society.

  • Hauling the James Caird

    Hauling the James Caird

    Image copyright: Royal Geographical Society.

  • Hudson with young Emperor Penguin Chicks.

    Hudson with young Emperor Penguin Chicks.

    Image copyright: Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge.

  • Sir Ernest Shackleton

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

    Image copyright: Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge.

  • Robert Forster

    The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll is out now.

  • David Latt

    Mega Piranhas is released nationwide on Friday 16 July, certificate 15.

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