Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley; Charlotte Gainsbourg in The Tree

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With Kirsty Lang, including an interview with the musical partnership of violinist Viktoria Mullova and cellist Matthew Barley, whose new disc draws on folk and jazz traditions.

Author Kathy Lette reviews The Tree, which stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as a woman living in rural Australia who is faced with raising four children alone when her husband dies. The film is an adaptation of the novel Our Father Who Art in The Tree by Judy Pascoe.

Front Row explores the photographic portrayal of two iconic holiday resorts.

Documentary photographer, Anna Fox, has spent two years capturing life at Butlins, Bognor Regis - to mark the 75th anniversary of the holiday company. In the late 60s and 70s John Hinde produced a range of photographs of Butlins. Anna's large-format images are created with the help of a team of assistants, and she explains to Kirsty how her approach is similar to working with a film crew, and how her real-life subjects react.

A new exhibition in Blackpool explores photographic depictions over the past century. The photos, selected by German artist, Nina Könnemann, include images from the Mass Observation project of the 1930s, agency-shots and private happy-snaps. Grundy Art Gallery's curator, Stuart Tulloch, tells Kirsty what the pictures reveal about the essence of Blackpool.

WC Fields once advised performers never to work with children or animals. Jim Carrey is the latest actor to ignore this warning. In his new film comedy, Mr Popper's Penguins, he plays a hapless businessman who inherits six penguins. But are penguins inherently comic? Film critic Adam Smith considers animal-typecasting in films.

Producer Jack Soper.

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Thu 4 Aug 2011 19:15

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