11/09/2010

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Tom Sutcliffe and his guests poet Craig Raine, historian Kathryn Hughes and writer David Aaronovitch review the week's cultural highlights including Tamara Drewe

Tamara Drewe is a film adaptation of a comic strip by Posy Simmonds, directed by Stephen Frears. Tamara is a newspaper columnist who causes chaos at a writer's retreat when she returns to the Dorset village where she grew up.

John le Carre has published his 22nd novel - Our Kind of Traitor - which concerns a young British couple who get mixed up with a notorious Russian money-launderer while on holiday in the Caribbean.

Lebanese born playwright Wajdi Mouawad has written a series of four plays about war and its aftershocks. The second of these - Scorched - is currently being staged in the Old Vic Arches in London.

Michael Sheen stars as Tony Blair in Peter Morgan's BBC2 drama The Special Relationship which charts the relationship between Blair and Bill Clinton from the time when Tony entered 10 Downing Street to Bill's departure from the White House.

Eadweard Muybridge was a photographic pioneer who progressed from landscape studies of Yosemite to experimental exposures which proved that horses lift all four hooves off the ground when they gallop. An exhibition at Tate Britain catalogue's his extraordinary career.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

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