Francis Bacon meets Henry Moore; Manic Street Preachers; Jason Byrne; In a World

With John Wilson.

As a new exhibition bringing together works by Henry Moore and Francis Bacon opens at the Ashmolean in Oxford, art critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston reviews the show and discusses artistic pairings.

Manic Street Preachers' 11th studio album is out next week. Bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire reveals how Rewind the Film is a new departure for the band, as they acknowledge the passing of the years and reflect on the longevity of their musical career.

Viv Groskup reviews In a World, a quirky rom-com set in the cut-throat world of movie trailers, where a handful of voice-over artists compete to say those immortal lines - In a world.... Lake Bell wrote, directed and stars in the film, which won the Best Screenplay award at Sundance.

The comedian Jason Byrne discusses his BBC One show Father Figure, a new sitcom involving an Irish grandmother, slapstick and a studio audience, and is adapted from Byrne's series on Radio 2.

Producer Ella-mai Robey.

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Francis Bacon / Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone

Manic Street Preachers

Rewind the Film is released on Monday 16 September.

In A World

In A World opens in key cities on Friday 13 September, certificate 15.

Father Figure

Father Figure begins on Wednesday 18 Sept at 10.35pm on BBC1.

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PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestNicky Wire
Interviewed GuestJason Byrne
ProducerElla-mai Robey

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