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Courtney Pine, Jim Davidson and Animal Kingdom

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 21 February 2011

Jazz musician and saxophonist Courtney Pine talks about his new album Europa and discusses what it was like making a record with a bass clarinet. Europa takes the listener on a musical tour of the continent, from Scandinavia and Russia through to Italy and Spain.

Jim Davidson has written his debut play Stand Up and Be Counted. The drama centres around a 50-year-old 'old school' comic, played by Davidson, who is working with two modern stars of comedy and TV. The comedian discusses the background to the play, and the clash of old versus new performers, a subject he is familiar with in his own life.

The new Australian film Animal Kingdom is a thriller set within the tensions of a family of brutal Melbourne criminals. Jacki Weaver has been nominated for several awards for her role as the matriarch of the family, including the Oscar for best supporting actress. Kate Muir reviews.

The Model Agency, a new Channel 4 series, offers an insider's glimpse into the world of modelling, by showing what goes on at Premier Model Management, a company that scouts and sources models for the fashion industry. Lisa Armstrong, fashion editor of The Times, gives her verdict on the show.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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  • Animal Kingdom review

    The new Australian film Animal Kingdom is a thriller set within the tensions of a family of brutal Melbourne criminals. Kate Muir reviews.

  • Courtney Pine

    Jazz musician and saxophonist Courtney Pine talks about his new album Europa and discusses what it was like making a record with a bass clarinet.

  • The Model Agency

    Lisa Armstrong, fashion editor of The Times, reviews The Model Agency, a new Channel 4 series about Premier Model Management.

  • Jim Davidson interview

    Jim Davidson dicusses his career and debut play Stand Up and Be Counted.

  • Courtney Pine

    Europa is released on 7 March on Destin-E Records and Courtney Pine will be touring throughout March.

    Visit Courtney Pine's website
  • Jim Davidson

    Jim Davidson

    Image shows Matt Blaize and Jim Davidson.
    Photocredit: Gary Wolff.

    Stand Up and Be Counted starts on Thursday in Torquay, before touring to Dartford, Southampton, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Swansea and Wolverhampton.

    Stand Up and Be Counted site
  • Animal Kingdom

    Animal Kingdom is in cinemas from Friday, certificate 15.

  • The Model Agency

    The Model Agency begins on Wednesday at 10pm on Channel 4.

    Channel 4: The Model Agency website

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