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Darcey Bussell, Bob Dylan reviewed, and the Bristol Old Vic reopens

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 September 2012

With John Wilson.

Ballerina Darcey Bussell reflects on her career, in the light of a new photographic book chronicling her remarkable time with the Royal Ballet. She also looks ahead to her new role as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

Bob Dylan's new album Tempest is released next week. It is the singer's 35th studio album in 50 years of recording, and features three tracks of over seven minutes, with the title track about the sinking of the Titanic coming in at almost a quarter of an hour. The New Statesman's music critic Kate Mossman reviews.

BBC Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders reviews The Queen of Versailles, a new documentary that explores the financial crash in America through the riches to rags tale of an incredibly wealthy couple, who build their dream home to resemble the French palace.

As the Bristol Old Vic theatre throws open its doors following 18 months of refurbishment, artistic director Tom Morris takes John on a tour of Britain's oldest continually-working theatre, revealing some Georgian stage secrets.

Producer Ellie Bury.

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  • Darcey Bussell and her Mother

    Darcey Bussell and her Mother

    Copyright: Darcey Bussell Collection

  • Darcey Bussell photographed for La Bayadere

    Darcey Bussell photographed for La Bayadere

    Photo credit: Jimmy Wormser

  • Darcey Bussell

    Darcey Bussell

    Photo credit: David Secombe Camera Press London

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