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Actor Dominic West; Paul Simon reviewed

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 02 June 2011

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.

Chapters

4 items
  • Dominic West

    • Dominic West

      Actor Dominic West discusses his latest stage role, playing Butley, a play by Simon Gray

  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

  • Case Histories

    • Case Histories

      Jason Isaacs stars as private detective Jackson Brodie in Case Histories

  • Paul Simon

    • Paul Simon

      A review of Paul Simon's first new album for five years, So Beautiful Or So What

  • Dominic West

    Butley runs until the 27 August at the Duchess Theatre, London

    Further information
  • Case Histories

    Case Histories starts on Sunday June 5 at 9pm on BBC One.

  • Jeff Koons - Colouring Book

    Jeff Koons - Colouring Book

    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011

    Summer Exhibition 2011 - The Royal Academy of Arts opens on 7 June and runs to the 15 August 2011, in the main galleries of The Royal Academy of Arts in London .

    Royal Academy web site
  • Keith Tyson - Deep Impact

    Keith Tyson - Deep Impact

  • Installation view of Gallery IV with David Nash's funnel in foreground

    Installation view of Gallery IV with David Nash's funnel in foreground

  • Paul Simon

    So Beautiful or So What is out on the Decca label on 13 June

    Paul Simon

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