The Great Gatsby; Eurovision; Anne Tyler's Cultural Exchange
With Mark Lawson.
Baz Luhrmann's much-anticipated film version of The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. F Scott Fitzgerald's glittering Jazz Age world of 1922 is combined with Luhrmann's screenplay, co-written with Craig Pearce, which aims to make the story relevant to a modern audience. Sarah Crompton reviews.
This year's Eurovision Song Contest comes from Malmö, Sweden. Bonnie Tyler performs the British entry, competing against a varied field of performers. Front Row's Jukebox Jury, Rosie Swash and David Hepworth, deliver their verdicts on this year's contenders.
The French government is considering levying a "culture tax" on technology giants such as Google and Apple, to fund the arts in France. A report from businessman Pierre Lescure, commissioned by Francois Hollande's government, suggests a 4% tax on hardware, including smartphones and tablets, to fund content. The Independent's Paris correspondent John Lichfield discusses the protection of arts funding in France and whether this radical tax proposal can succeed.
Cultural Exchange: writer Anne Tyler shares her passion for a self-portrait by photography pioneer Charles R Savage.
Producer Claire Bartleet.
Main picture from The Great Gatsby
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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
The Great Gatsby
Eurovision Song Contest 2013