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.

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Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' drama "The Great Gatsby" 

Copyright: ©2013 Bazmark Film III PTY Limited 
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, certificate 12A, is in cinemas from Thursday.

Eurovision Song Contest 2013

The Eurovision Song Contest 2013 takes place in Malmo, Sweden. The two semi finals are tonight and on Friday and the final takes place this Saturday evening.


Role Contributor
PresenterMark Lawson
ProducerClaire Bartleet
EditorJohn Goudie

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