Filth and Masters of Sex
Irvine Welsh's book Filth hits the big screen with a bang - and bagpipes - as James McAvoy takes on the role of Scotland's bad lieutenant. It is directed by Jon S Baird and also stars Imogen Poots, John Sessions and Eddie Marsan.
Richard Eyre directs a new production of Ibsen's controversial masterpiece Ghosts starring Lesley Manville at the Almeida Theatre in London.
Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art at the British Museum and The Night of Longing at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge are complementary exhibitions showcasing the extraordinary body of erotic pictures in early modern Japan.
Masters of Sex starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan is a new American tv drama on Channel 4 which brings to life the 50s research of William Masters and Virginia Johnson in their pioneering work on sex.
And Marriage Material is Sathnam Sanghera's transposition of Arnold Bennett's The Old Wives' Tale to the Black Country of more recent decades, as he tells a tale of two generations of a Punjabi shopkeeping family in Wolverhampton.
Antonia Quirke, Kevin Jackson and Kamila Shamsie join Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Sarah Johnson.
Masters of Sex
Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art
The night of longing: Love and the sex trade in Japanese prints
|Interviewed Guest||Antonia Quirke|
|Interviewed Guest||Kevin Jackson|
|Interviewed Guest||Kamila Shamsie|