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Martha Marcy May Marlene and author Anne Rice

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 02 February 2012

Martha Marcy May Marlene has received very good reviews in the States, and the film's director - first-timer Sean Durkin - won Best Director for it at Sundance last year. The psychological thriller focuses on Martha, played by Elizabeth Olsen - sister of the twins - who escapes from an abusive rural hippie-like cult after two years but has trouble erasing the haunting memories of her past. Jason Solomons reviews.

The Aylesbury and Heygate estates in South London have served as the backdrop for countless films and TV dramas over the years, including Spooks, The Bill and Harry Brown. But now residents have had enough and all filming has been banned. John visited the estates to find out more.

Best-selling author Anne Rice redefined the vampire genre with her Vampire Chronicles. Now in her new book The Wolf Gift she has turned to werewolves. She explains why the hero of her new book is a werewolf with a difference: he has a sense of morality.

Howard Hodgkin owns one of the most important collections of historical Indian art in the world. As the complete collection goes on display for the first time at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, John Wilson talks to the artist.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

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  • Visions of Mughal India - Elephant at a gallop

    Visions of Mughal India - Elephant at a gallop

    Kota, south Rajasthan, c.1700–1725
    Gouache on paper
    33.6 x 41 cm. LI118.53
    Copyright:
    The Collection of Howard Hodgkin

    Visions of Mughal India runs at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford from
    2 February until 22 April 2012.

    Visions of Mughal India
  • A lady singing

    A lady singing

    Kishangarh, c 1740
    Gouache with gold on paper
    37 x 25.5 cm L118.31
    Copyright:
    The Collection of Howard Hodgkin

  • Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III

    Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III

    Mysore, c.1870
    Gouache on paper
    Copyright:
    The Collection of Howard Hodgkin

  • Rama, Lakshman and Sita in Panchavati

    Rama, Lakshman and Sita in Panchavati

    Sub-imperial Mughal, c.1595–1600
    Opaque watercolour with gold on paper
    28.8 x 19.1 cm. LI118.54
    Copyright:
    The Collection of Howard Hodgkin

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