Nicolas Roeg on Canaletto; London Palladium at 100

With Mark Lawson. Don't Look Now director Nicolas Roeg joins Geoff Dyer and Bidisha at the National Gallery in London to select his favourite image from a new exhibition Venice, as painted by Canaletto and his rivals in the 18th century.

The London Palladium celebrates its 100th birthday in December, an anniversary marked today by a gathering of stars who have performed on its stage. Bruce Forsyth, Ken Dodd, Elaine Paige and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the theatre's owner, share their memories, along with Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Garrett, Michael Ball and Gillian Lynne.

Mark Eccleston gives his verdict on a new animated feature Despicable Me, and considers cinema's portrayal of the stereotypical evil Russian.

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