Actor Dominic West; Paul Simon reviewed

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With Mark Lawson.

Actor Dominic West discusses his latest stage role, playing Butley, Simon Gray's acid-tongued academic in the play of the same name, as well as reflecting on his TV work, which includes the US series The Wire.

As the 243rd Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London prepares to open, curators and Academicians Michael Craig-Martin and Christopher Le Brun guide Mark through this year's selection of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film by internationally acclaimed artists and unknown individuals who have submitted their own work.

Jason Isaacs stars as private detective Jackson Brodie in Case Histories, a new six part TV series based on Kate Atkinson's best selling novels. Rachel Cooke reviews.

Paul Simon's first new album for five years, So Beautiful Or So What, is out this month. A new edition of Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water has also just been released, four decades after it dominated the British album charts. Music critic Kate Mossman reflects on Paul Simon now and then.

Producer Philippa Ritchie.

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Thu 2 Jun 2011 19:15

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