Episode 26

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The Culture Show, 2012/2013 Episode 26 of 32

Duration: 30 minutes

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the work of 17th century Spanish baroque painter Bartholome Esteban Murillo, as an exhibiton focusing on the profound influence of his close friend and patron Justino de Neve opens at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Alan Yentob meets Jonathan Miller as the veteran opera and theatre director returns to British theatre after a six year break to stage Northern Broadsides production of Rutherford and Son - Githa Sowerby's powerful 1912 play about class, capitalism and gender. In a break from rehearsals, Miller reveals what it took to lure him out of retirement.

Internationally renowned architect Peter Zumthor has just been awarded Britain's highest architectural accolade, the Royal Gold Medal. Tom Dyckhoff travels to Switzerland to talk to this master of understatement about his quiet approach to design.

Mark Kermode meets Bill Murray to talk about his latest film 'Hyde Park on Hudson'.

All this and a performance from electronic music duo and BBC Sound of 2013, shortlisted artists AlunaGeorge recorded at the Hayward Gallery ahead of the opening of 'Light Show' which features the art of James Turrell and Dan Flavin amongst others.

  • AlunaGeorge perform at the Hayward Gallery's 'Light Show' exhibition

    AlunaGeorge perform at the Hayward Gallery's 'Light Show' exhibition

  • Alan Yentob visits Jonathan Miller in rehearsals

    Alan Yentob visits Jonathan Miller in rehearsals


Andrew Graham-Dixon
Series Editor
Janet Lee
Jonathan Miller
Alan Yentob
Tom Dyckhoff
Mark Kermode


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