U Be Dead, Clybourne Park, The Boy Who Bit Picasso

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When Antony Penrose was three he became friends with Picasso. His mother was the celebrated photographer Lee Miller, whose photos of Picasso - fooling in his studio and playing games with her son - illustrate Antony Penrose's new book, The Boy Who Bit Picasso, which is both a memoir of his friend and an introduction for children to the art of Picasso. He talks about the great artist's love of children and animals.

Film director Fritz Lang's science fiction classic Metropolis has been newly restored, with almost 30 minutes of extra footage, and James Cameron's Avatar has just been re-released in cinemas with new material. Ian Christie and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh consider whether additional footage has ever improved a film.

American playwright Bruce Norris discusses his new satirical comedy Clybourne Park. Set in both 1959 and 2009, it examines racial tensions over two generations. The cast for the British premiere includes Martin Freeman and Sophie Thompson.

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