Tom Sutcliffe and his guests writer James Runcie, director of the Serpentine Gallery Julia Peyton-Jones and comedian David Schneider review the week's cultural highlights including the play The Sunshine Boys.
The Sunshine Boys, a play which starts Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths, features a former Vaudevillian double act who are reunited for a television comedy special, after not speaking to each other for years. Their bitter rivalry is reignited in this comedic battle of two colossal egos, each unwilling to realise he relies on the other.
Emily Perkins' novel The Forrests charts the life of Dorothy Forrest; one of many siblings of an American family living in Auckland who are barely tethered to reality. Dorothy moves through communes, love, marriage, motherhood, revelation, death and joy through Perkins' observant hand.
The Photographers' Gallery's refurbished venue opens in London with colour images from respected Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky's project 'Oil' for which he has travelled the world, documenting the effect of the extraction, refinement, transportation and use of oil on our lives.
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film The Dictator tells the satirical tale of an oppressive, democracy-hating dictator and a goatherder (both played by Cohen) whose misadventures in America lead to a series of outrageous culture clashes.
Hit and Miss, created by Paul Abbott, the Bafta-winning writer behind State of Play and Shameless, is a television series with an extraordinary premise. Chloe Sevigny plays Mia, a preoperative male-to-female transsexual contract killer. She is also, she discovers to her shock, a father - a dying girlfriend has nominated Mia as guardian of the boy and his three half-siblings.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod.