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01/12/2012

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 December 2012

Sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events with Tom Sutcliffe and guests Patrick Gale, John Mullan and Bidisha.

They'll be talking about the new dark caravaning comedy film Sightseers written by and starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram and directed by Ben Wheatley, who made his name with Kill List.

Does Alexander Pushkin's Boris Godunov, Michael Boyd's last production for the RSC as artistic director, bear comparison with Shakespeare?

There's a new TV documentary behind the scenes of the luxury hotel Claridge's, made by the acclaimed filmmaker Jane Treays: "Inside Claridge's". It's the first time cameras have been allowed behind their doors, so how revealing is it?

A new permanent furniture gallery at London's Victoria and Albert Museum showcases many of the items that have previously only been in storage.

And books from Susie Boyt - "The Small Hours" - and Emma Tennant - "The Beautiful Child" - share a debt to Henry James.

Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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