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Tim Pigott-Smith on King Lear, Fiona MacCarthy on Ford Madox Brown

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 September 2011

With Mark Lawson, who talks to actor Tim Pigott-Smith as he takes the title role in King Lear at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.

Cultural Historian and Pre-Raphaelite biographer Fiona MacCarthy reviews the new Ford Madox Brown retrospective at Manchester Art Gallery.

And novelist Nicholas Royle reviews Hidden, a new BBC One conspiracy thriller starring Philip Glenister.

Producer Ekene Akalawu.

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  • Tim Piggott-Smith

    • Tim Piggott-Smith

      Actor Tim Pigott-Smith takes the title role in King Lear at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.

  • The Hidden

    • The Hidden

      Novelist Nicholas Royle reviews Hidden, a new BBC One conspiracy thriller starring Philip Glenister.

  • Ford Madox Brown

    • Ford Madox Brown

      Cultural Historian and Pre-Raphaelite biographer Fiona MacCarthy reviews the new Ford Madox Brown retrospective at Manchester Art Gallery.

  • RIP David Croft

  • The Pretty Baa Lambs, 1851–59

    The Pretty Baa Lambs, 1851–59

    Ford Madox Brown
    The Pretty Baa Lambs, 1851–59
    Oil on panel
    © Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

    Manchester Art Gallery
    Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer
    24 September 2011 – 29 January 2012

    Manchester Art Gallery website
  • Ford Madox Brown - King Lear

    Ford Madox Brown - King Lear

    Ford Madox Brown
    King Lear (Cordelia at the Bedside of Lear), 1848-49, 1853-54, 1862-63
    Oil on canvas
    Tate, Purchase 1916
    ©Tate, London 2010

    Manchester Art Gallery
    Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer
    24 September 2011 – 29 January 2012

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