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Adrian Lester as Othello, and The Look of Love with Steve Coogan

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 April 2013

Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear star in the long-awaited production of Othello at the National Theatre, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Do the talent and charisma of its leads and a striking setting in a modern-day military conflict add up to the great theatrical event the audience is hoping for?

Paul Raymond was a strip club and soft porn tycoon who became the richest man in Britain but he couldn't save his daughter Debbie from a drug-fuelled lifestyle and early death. Steve Coogan plays Raymond in Michael Winterbottom's new film The Look of Love and Imogen Poots plays his daughter, with support from Anna Friel and Tamsin Egerton. How illuminating is this biopic about his life and times?

Vicious is a new sitcom on ITV starring two Sirs: Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen. Frances de la Tour features too in the show which is written by Gary Janetti, who's written for Will & Grace and Family Guy, and is co-created by Mark Ravenhill.

New Order: British Art Today at the Saatchi Gallery showcases 17 artists who might come to form a new Sensation generation. Are there stars in the making?

And a first novel from Sam Byers, Idiopathy, proclaims on its cover that it is a novel of love, narcissism and ailing cattle... and depicts a couple broken up by relentless arguing who have to meet again when a friend from their past re-appears.

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Dreda Say Mitchell, Cahal Dallat and David Benedict.

Producer: Sarah Johnson.

  • Othello

    Othello continues at the National Theatre, until the 15th August, 2013.

    Image above: Rory Kinnear as Iago and Adrian Lester as Othello. Photo credit: Johan Persson.


  • The Look of Love

    The Look of Love is in cinemas in nationwide, certificate 18.

  • Idiopathy

    Idiopathy by Sam Byers is published by 4th Estate.

    Sam Byers

  • Vicious

    Vicious begins on ITV on Monday 30th April at 9pm.

  • New Order: British Art Today

    New Order: British Art Today continues at the Saatchi Gallery until the 29th September 2013.

    New Order: British Art Today


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