I'm So Excited! and Lionel Shriver's Big Brother
Pedro Almodovar's new film I'm So Excited! is a sky-high romp with The Pointer Sisters on the soundtrack but its plane stuck in mid-air is also a metaphor for Spain caught in economic crisis.
Richard Eyre's production of The Pajama Game comes to Chichester with Joanna Riding and Hadley Fraser; a triumph on Broadway in 1954, the film version with Doris Day wasn't a critical success. Can a musical based on industrial relations in a nightwear factory prove zingy and uplifting?
Lionel Shriver has turned her attention to obesity in the West in Big Brother. It's the story of a woman who tries to save her overweight brother from his own path of self-destruction.
The first major solo exhibition in the UK of US artist Ellen Gallagher's work, Ellen Gallagher: AxME, opens at Tate Modern, featuring funny and challenging images from black cultural history.
And US series Hannibal, created by Bryan Fuller, is about to begin on Sky Living... Hannibal Lecter is back. Fuller says the violence in the show is deliberately heightened and unreal - but will audiences be ready for it?
Novelist Malorie Blackman, writer Stephanie Merritt and priest and journalist Giles Fraser join Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Sarah Johnson.
I’m So Excited
I’m So Excited is in cinemas in key cities, certificate 15.
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver is published by Harper Collins.
Hannibal begins on Sky Living on Tuesday 7th May at 10pm.
Ellen Gallagher: AxME