West Is West; Steven Berkoff

With John Wilson, including a review of the film West Is West, a sequel to the hit 1999 film East Is East, about a British Pakistani family living in Salford in 1971. This sequel jumps forward to 1975 and focuses on the difficult relationship between George Khan (Om Puri) and his 15 year old son Sajid. Mishal Husain reviews.

The National Gallery is staging the first solo exhibition of the Flemish painter, Jan Gossaert, for over 40 years. He travelled to Rome in 1509 and was the first northern artist to draw directly from antiquity in Italy and a founder of the Northern Renaissance. Curated by Dr Susan Foister, who feels Gossaert has been unfairly overlooked in recent times, the exhibition displays more than 80 of his works.

John Wilson visits the exhibition with Dr Susan Foister and Professor Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary College, University of London.

Radiohead have released their 8th album, The Kings of Limbs. The band invited fans to pay what they wanted for their last album, Rainbow. The new album has been released initially as a download only and has a set price. A CD and vinyl version is being released on 28 March. Caspar Llewellyn Smith gives his verdict on Radiohead's shortest album.

Steven Berkoff is directing and starring in his own new adaptation of Oedipus. He discusses with John Wilson why Greek drama appeals to him, his dislike of "small plays" and why he relishes both the luxury of playing film roles and the pleasurable pain of playing theatre roles.

Producer: Philippa Ritchie.

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