Rush; Science Britannica

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Fasten your seatbelts as the Formula 1 rivalry of the Seventies between James Hunt (Daniel Bruhl) and Niki Lauda (Chris Hemsworth) comes to the big screen. Ron Howard directs Peter Morgan's screenplay in Rush.

There's a double bill of science as Richard Dawkins' memoir An Appetite for Wonder details his early life in Africa and at Oxford, until the publication of The Selfish Gene; and Professor Brian Cox looks at the history and future of British science in the BBC2 series Science Britannica.

Tacita Dean's latest exhibition at the Frith Street Gallery in London includes her new film JG, inspired by a long-term correspondence Dean held with the writer J G Ballard. They had a mutual fascination with the earthwork created by American sculptor Robert Smithson known as the Spiral Jetty. It also includes her re-working of original postcards of pre-war Kassel, c/o Jolyon.

And Farragut North opens at the Southwark Playhouse in London, starring Max Irons and Rachel Tucker. Will the tale of American politics that was transformed into the George Clooney film The Ides of March work for a British audience?

Tom Sutcliffe is joined by Helen Lewis, Sir Christopher Frayling and James Runcie.

Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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Sat 14 Sep 2013 19:15

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Role Contributor
PresenterTom Sutcliffe
Interviewed GuestHelen Lewis
Interviewed GuestChristopher Frayling
Interviewed GuestJames Runcie
ProducerSarah Johnson