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With John Wilson.

Andrew Motion, chair of the judges of this year's Man Booker Prize, discusses the shortlist of novels in contention for the prize. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 12 October

The winner of the Mercury Prize for best album of the year is announced this evening. Steve Lamacq reports live from the awards ceremony and tells John his tip to win.

Art critic Martin Gayford and David Dawson, photographer and Freud's assistant, discuss the experience of having their portrait painted by Lucian Freud.

Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei stars alongside John C Reilly (Boogie Nights, Chicago) in Cyrus, a comedy drama exploring modern relationships. When a down on his luck divorcee meets the woman of his dreams, he discovers she shares a very close relationship with another man in her life: her son. Film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews.

Producer Ella-mai Robey.

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Tue 7 Sep 2010 19:15
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