The World's End; A Season in the Congo; Burton and Taylor reimagined on BBC4

Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike star in the film The World's End, the last of the so-called Cornetto Trilogy following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, directed by Edgar Wright. Can Gary King make it through the pub crawl he failed to finish as a teenager in his home town of Newton Haven?

Joe Wright directs Chiwetel Ejiofor in A Season in the Congo at the Young Vic, a powerful political play by Aime Cesaire charting the rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba in the early days of Congolese independence.

Rachel Joyce's novel Perfect tells the story of Byron, an 11-year-old boy who becomes deeply troubled by the prospect of two seconds needing to be added to time in the year 1972. Can it match the success of her debut novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry?

A major retrospective and consideration of the ethos of the architect Richard Rogers: Inside Out is at the Royal Academy in Burlington Gardens, London - the title reflects his architectural style, putting the inner workings of a building on the outside, as he did in his collaboration with Renzo Piano on the Centre Pompidou.

And Burton and Taylor come to BBC4 - in the shape of Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter, taking on the roles of the stage and screen superstars over a period in 1983 when they acted together on the New York stage in Coward's Private Lives, shortly before Burton's death.

Sarfraz Manzoor is joined by the author Joe Dunthorne, the journalist Maev Kennedy and the cultural commentator Ekow Eshun.

Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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A Season in the Congo

A Season in the Congo runs until August 24th 2013 at the Young Vic in London.

The World’s End

The World’s End is on  general release (20th July 2013),  certificate 12A.

Richard Rogers: Inside Out

Richard Rogers:  Inside Out continues until October the 13th 2013 at the Royal Academy of Arts in Burlington Gardens, London – tickets are £8 with the usual concessions.  

Perfect by Rachel Joyce

Perfect by Rachel Joyce is published by Doubleday.

Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor is on BBC4 on 22nd July 2013.