Scissor Sisters on Mapplethorpe, Jeremy Dyson on Dahl
With Kirsty Lang.
Writer Jeremy Dyson talks about his stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's short stories for adults, and explains what he believes led to Dahl's intensely dark view of life and why his writings were such an influence on Alfred Hitchcock.
Scissor Sisters, the flamboyant New York pop group, have just curated a new exhibition based on the art of Robert Mapplethorpe. The cover of their latest album, Nightwork, is a controversial Mapplethorpe image of a male dancer's bottom. Jake Shears and Babydaddy of Scissor Sisters discuss the images and the importance of Mapplethorpe to the band.
The new TV gangster series Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of the Prohibition-era, and is written by The Sopranos' Terence Winter. Starring Steve Buscemi, the first episode - directed by Martin Scorsese - is reportedly the most expensive pilot programme ever produced. Writer and critic Diane Roberts reviews.
Matthew Sweet continues his reports on film-going around the world, and considers a picture palace in Australia.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson.