27/01/2012

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Duration: 50 minutes

Kirsty Wark and guests, including actors David Morrissey and Maureen Lipman, review the Royal Academy's major David Hockney exhibition, and George Clooney's latest film, The Descendants.

  • The Descendants

    The Descendants

    Clooney’s latest role as MATT KING, a character somewhat at odds with his usual leading man roles has already won him a Golden Globe, and five Oscar nominations. Living in the seeming paradise of Hawaii, King is the distant father of two precocious daughters whose mother is in a coma following a water skiing accident. Family life is rocked even further when he discovers his wife had hidden secrets.

    The Descendants Official Website
  • David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture

    David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture

    A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy is a new show of landscape art from what some art critics have called Britains greatest living artist, David Hockney. Opening at the weekend to record ticket sales, the exhibition is far from a retrospective and features mostly brand new work some of which has been created by the 74 year old artist using his trusty iPad

    The Royal Academy
  • Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

    Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

    He’s been called the poet laureate of pessimism and the godfather of gloom, but Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen is undoubtedly one of the most respected figures in the music business, admired and covered by leading artists such as Bob Dylan, Elton John, Bono, Rufus Wainwright and Tori Amos. His first studio album in 8 years, Old Ideas, sees him returning to familiar themes – “the relationship to a transcendent being, love, sexuality, loss and death”. Performed in his distinctive baritone, will songs such as Going Home, The Darkness, Lullaby and Amen become Cohen classics?

    The Leonard Cohen Official Website
  • Homeland

    Homeland

    The Golden Globe winning American drama series Homeland from the Producers behind cult hit 24 airs on Channel 4 in February. Damian Lewis plays Sergeant Nicholas Brody a repatriated US Marine who has spent eight years in Afghan captivity. Left for dead by the American military, his return to the homeland sees Brody deified as a national hero. CIA Officer Carrie Mathison played by Claire Danes suspects that Brody has been radicalised by Al Quida. She believes he is a Jihadist sleeper who poses a real threat to national security.

    Homeland on the Channel 4 Website
  • BBC Introducing on The Review Show

    BBC Introducing on The Review Show

    BBC Introducing is an initiative which aims to help promote unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musicians from all over the UK. The Review Show went along to a recent Masterclass at Maida Vale and Abbey Road Studios where aspiring pop stars had access to insider knowledge and advice from music business experts including Jamie Cullum and Friendly Fires. Paul Morley was there to see what the fuss was about. You can watch highlights from the BBC Introducing Musicians Masterclass by pressing your red button from any BBC TV Channel and if you’re an aspiring musician and you want to get your music to the BBC then head to the BBC Introducing website.

    The BBC Introducing Website
  • Jake Bugg

    Jake Bugg

    The first of The Review Show’s artists to be supported by BBC Introducing, Jake Bugg is a 17-year-old songwriter and musician from Nottingham. Influenced early by a Don McLean song heard on The Simpsons, he has since devoured Bob Dylan, Glen Campbell, Wiz Khalifa and many more eclectic influences. Recently signed to Mercury Records, in 2011 he performed at Glastonbury and received airplay from Radio 1. His songs exploring friendship and growing up could make Jake one to watch in 2012.

    Jake Bugg on the BBC Introducing Website

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Wark
Participant
Maureen Lipman
Participant
David Morrissey

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