Cloud Atlas, Lichtenstein at Tate Modern and A Chorus Line
Tom Sutcliffe and guests artist Grayson Perry, playwright Laura Wade and writer Susan Jeffreys review the cultural highlights of the week.The latest film of directors the Wachowski siblings is Cloud Atlas, based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell. It explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future.The 1975 multi award winning musical A Chorus Line has a new West End production. It tells the story of seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for eight spots on a chorus line for director Zach, who puts the dancers through their paces, mentally and physically,Give Me Everything You Have, the latest book by James Lasdun, tells a true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate. It chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student who began trying, in her words, to ruin him. Hate-mail, online postings and public accusations of theft and sexual misconduct were her weapons which proved remarkably difficult to combat.The new ITV drama series Broadchurch looks at what happens to a small seaside community that becomes the focus of a major murder investigation, with the accompanying media scrutiny. The victim is a young boy, and two inspectors are assigned to the case - Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller played by Olivia Colman, a compassionate local, and newcomer Detective Inspector Alec Hardy played by David Tennant, a more by-the-book type.An exhibition of one of America's best-known 20th Century artists, Roy Lichtenstein, has opened at London's Tate Modern. It brings together 125 of his most recognized paintings and sculptures. Lichtenstein is renowned for his colourful large-scale Pop Art works based on comic strips and advertising imagery.Producer: Anne-Marie Cole.