Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, David Walliams, US TV series Girls

With Mark Lawson.

Tim Burton's new black-and-white animated film Frankenweenie tells the story of a young boy Victor, who harnesses the powers of science to bring his faithful pet dog Sparky back to life, with monstrous consequences. Critic Mark Eccleston reviews.

David Walliams, the comedian and co-creator of Little Britain with Matt Lucas, has just published his memoir Camp David. The autobiography includes his TV work, his charity fundraising - including swimming the Channel and the Thames - and the difficulties he's faced coping with depression. He reflects on the experience of re-assessing his life for the page.

Girls is the latest hit American show to come to British TV screens. It's written and directed by Lena Dunham, who also stars as Hannah, an aspiring writer living in Brooklyn whose parents decide they will no longer fund her income-free lifestyle. Like Sex and the City, Hannah is surrounded by friends who each embody a female archetype. Writer and comedian Viv Groskop gives her verdict.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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