Record producer William Orbit; Romantics at Tate Britain

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John Wilson meets composer and record producer William Orbit, famous for producing Madonna's Ray of Light album, whose latest project is reworking classical pieces such as Elgar's Nimrod and Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending.

The National Theatre Wales has taken over a military range in the Brecon Beacons - normally used by the British Army to train for urban warfare - for their new production, The Persians by Aeschylus. Set in the bombed out village of Cilieni, the play is an exploration of ambition and failure during wartime. Poet and writer, Gwyneth Lewis reports from amongst the burnt out tanks and spent shells.

Kate Saunders reviews Vexed, a 3-part BBC2 police drama. Written by Howard Overman - creator of the BAFTA award-winning Misfits - it follows two mismatched detectives played by Toby Stephens and Lucy Punch.

Plus the new Romantics display at Tate Britain, opened following a major re-hang of the Clore Galleries. The display features over 170 key paintings, prints and photographs, spread over nine thematic rooms and looks at the origins, inspirations and legacies of British Romantic art.

Producer Gavin Heard.

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Wed 11 Aug 2010 19:15

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