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Omid Djalili in What the Butler Saw; Julie Delpy on screen

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 17 May 2012

With Kirsty Lang.

Omid Djalili and Tim McInnerny star in a new staging of Joe Orton's What The Butler Saw - the latest farce receiving a revival in a time of austerity. Adam Mars-Jones reviews the production.

2 Days In New York is the follow-up to actress Julie Delpy's acclaimed 2 Days In Paris, which she wrote and directed. In this culture-clash comedy, Delpy's French relatives visit her in America with disastrous results. Antonia Quirke delivers her verdict.

At the Brighton Festival, Kirsty plugs into an audio journey across the city via her mobile phone, which takes her on a trip around the world by sea. She also meets the director of the Shoreham-based theatre group, Dreamthinkspeak, who have based their new production on Hamlet using film and mirrors, and a Regency townhouse in the grand Brunswick Square in Hove is home to a new exhibition by the artist David Batchelor.

As part of the BBC's Shakespeare Unlocked season Stephen Fry chooses his favourite piece of Shakespeare.

Producer Rebecca Nicholson.

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