Episode 19

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The Culture Show, 2012/2013 Episode 19 of 32

Duration: 30 minutes

Andrew Graham-Dixon goes stateside to meet Tom Wolfe. After eight long years, the great chronicler of American society returns with a new novel Back to Blood, which promises to do for Miami what Bonfire of the Vanities did for New York. Thirty years since First Blood, Lindsay Johns makes an impassioned argument to rehabilitate Rambo, arguing that he is not a grunting bonehead but an existential everyman and the perfect hero for our troubled times. John Bellany is Scotland's most influential figurative artist and on his 70th birthday the Scottish National Gallery are hosting an exhibition to pay tribute to him. Alastair Sooke visits the artist in his studio to discover the inspiration that Bellany drew from the fishing community he grew up in. Also, to mark the first radio broadcast from the British Broadcasting Company in 1922, the Culture Show celebrates ninety years of radio in ninety seconds.

  • Mark Kermode presents this week's show from New Broadcasting House

    Mark Kermode presents this week's show from New Broadcasting House

  • We celebrate ninety years of radio in ninety seconds

    We celebrate ninety years of radio in ninety seconds

Credits

Presenter
Andrew Graham-Dixon
Series Editor
Janet Lee
Presenter
Alastair Sooke
Presenter
Lindsay Johns
Presenter
Clemency Burton-Hill
Presenter
Mark Kermode

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