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Ray Davies; Robert Lindsay plays Onassis

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 October 2010

With John Wilson.

Sarah Dunant delivers the first-night verdict on Robert Lindsay's portrayal of the tycoon Aristotle Onassis, in a new play by Martin Sherman.

Ray Davies, former front man of The Kinks, has re-visited his back catalogue for a new CD of collaborations. The album, See My Friends, contains new versions of classics Waterloo Sunset, Lola and You Really Got Me in which he duets with musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and Mumford & Sons. Ray Davies discusses his new project and offers a Ray of hope to Kinks fans.

Turner Prize nominee Susan Philipsz explains why her new project Surround Me involved her singing a 16th century oyster seller's song in a back alleyway in the City of London.

Donald Sutherland, Ian McShane and Rufus Sewell are among the cast of The Pillars of the Earth, a new TV drama series set amidst the political and religious battles of the 12th century, and adapted from a novel by Ken Follett. Historian Tom Holland reviews.

Writer Geoff Dyer reports on a new exhibition of work by the American artist James Turrell, famed for his work with light and space.

Producer Philippa Ritchie.

Chapters

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  • PILLARS OF THE EARTH

    TV drama adapted from a novel by Ken Follett. Historian Tom Holland reviews.

  • RAY DAVIES

    Ray Davies discusses his new CD of collaborations, See My Friends.

  • ONASSIS

    Sarah Dunant reviews Robert Lindsay's portrayal of the Greek tycoon Onassis.

  • SUSAN PHILIPSZ

    Turner prize nominee Susan Philipsz on her new project Surround Me.

  • JAMES TURRELL EXHIBITION

    Writer Geoff Dyer on a new exhibition of work by American artist James Turrell.

  • RAY DAVIES

    Ray Davies's new CD See My Friends is out on 1 November.

    Ray Davies Website
  • Surround Me: A Song Cycle by Susan Philipsz

    Surround Me: A Song Cycle by Susan Philipsz

    Surround Me: A Song Cycle for the city of London can be seen at various locations through the City of London on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 October 2010 – 2 January 2011.

    Artangel
  • Lowlands, Susan Philipsz

    Lowlands, Susan Philipsz

    Installation view, Lowlands, Glasgow International, Glasgow, 2010
    Photo: Eoghan McTigue
    Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

  • TURNER PRIZE 2010 - SUSAN PHILIPSZ

    TURNER PRIZE 2010 - SUSAN PHILIPSZ

    Susan Philipsz is one of the four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2010.

    Turner Prize 2010

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