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Review of new film Catfish; Australian poet Les Murray; review of TV drama Zen

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 15 December 2010

Catfish, a dark and unsettling documentary about an online relationship, formed through Facebook, is released in Britain this week. The film has caused controversy, with suggestions that it might be a hoax. Antonia Quirke reviews.

Australian poet Les Murray talks about working as a "word catcher" for a dictionary, why he thinks the "snipers in the bush" are still trying to pick him off for the language and style of his writing and how a family quarrel and the day he found a dead body in a river inspired poems written years later.

Rufus Sewell plays Michael Dibdin's Italian detective Aurelio Zen in a new TV adaptation. Crime writer NJ Cooper has been watching the series which begins on BBC One in the New Year.

Following the launch of Pete Doherty's jewellery range, Danny Robins considers why rock-stars branch out into merchandise and the range of goods available.

Producer Gavin Heard.

Chapters

4 items
  • CATFISH

    A dark story about an online relationship formed through Facebook - is it a documentary or is it a hoax? Antonia Quirke reviews.

  • POET LES MURRAY

    Australian Les Murray on working as a 'word catcher' for a dictionary and what inspires him.

  • ZEN

    Crime Writer Michael Dibdin's Italian detective 'Aurelio Zen' has been adapted into a new TV series.

  • COLUMN: CELEBRITY MERCHANDISE

    Following the launch of Pete Doherty's jewellery range, Danny Robins considers why rock-stars branch out into merchandising.

  • CATFISH

    Catfish is released Friday 17 December, certificate 12A.

  • LES MURRAY

    Les Murray's latest collection, Taller When Prone, is out now.

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  • ZEN

    ZEN

    The first of 3 episodes goes out on Sunday January 2nd at 9pm on BBC1.

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