The Wolverine, Ian Dury's art, Man Booker longlist, James Blake

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With John Wilson.

Hugh Jackman returns to the role of Wolverine in his new film, embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews The Wolverine.

The late singer-songwriter Ian Dury is best known as the front man for Ian Dury and the Blockheads and for writing songs including Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. But before he became an entertainer, Dury trained at the Royal College of Art and had a career as an artist that lasted nearly a decade. As an exhibition of his work opens at the RCA, Dury's daughter Jemima and his old Kilburn and the Highroads band-mate Humphrey Ocean discuss his art and his legacy.

Following today's announcement of the longlist for this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Robert Macfarlane, chair of judges, joins John to discuss the 13 books and their authors. The shortlist will be announced on 10 September, and the winner - who will receive a £50,000 prize - will be announced on 15 October.

For Cultural Exchange, the musician James Blake chooses Stalker, a film made in 1979 film by the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky.

Producer Olivia Skinner.

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The Wolverine

The Wolverine is released nationwide on 26 July 2013.

Ian Dury Exhibition

Ian Dury: More Than Fair – Paintings, Drawings And Artworks 1961–1972 continues at the Royal College of Art until 1 September 2013.


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestJemima Dury
Interviewed GuestHumphrey Ocean
Interviewed GuestRobert Macfarlane
Interviewed GuestJames Blake
ProducerOlivia Skinner
EditorJohn Goudie

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