David Tennant as Richard II; The Goldfinch; Enough Said

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Tom Sutcliffe and guests Sarfraz Manzoor, Natalie Haynes and Peter Kemp discuss David Tennant's starring role in Richard II, in Gregory Doran's first production as Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, following on from David Tennant's successful performance as Hamlet in 2008. Richard II is the first in a cycle of Shakespeare's history plays which will be performed over subsequent seasons.

Donna Tartt's long awaited third novel is The Goldfinch, published 11 years after The Little Friend and 21 years after her memorable debut The Secret History. The entire book revolves around a stolen painting, Dutch artist Carel Fabritius's The Goldfinch, which in reality hangs in The Hague's Royal Picture Gallery. Starting like her previous two novels with a gripping account of a death, will it live up to the hype?

The Ey Exhibition Paul Klee - Making Visible opens at Tate Modern Bankside, and focuses on the decade Klee spent teaching and working at the Bauhaus, the hotbed of modernist design. The abstract canvases Klee produced there, such as the rhythmical composition Fire in the Evening 1929, took his reputation to new international heights.

James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star in Nicole Holofcener's new film, a rom com Enough Said. Gandolfini starred in the hit television series The Sopranos and died suddenly of a heart attack earlier this year.

And in a new BBC Two comedy drama, David Mitchell and Robert Webb star as the British ambassador and his Mission deputy who are busy in Tazbekistan, trying to secure a 2 billion pound helicopter deal for the British government.

Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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Richard II

Richard II is at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon until the 16th November 2013 and travels to the Barbican Theatre in London from 9th December 2013 to 25th January 2014.  

 

It will also be broadcast live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 13 November 2013.

 

Image above: David Tennant as Richard II. Photocredit: Kwame Lestrade. ©  RSC.

 

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is pulished by Little Brown.

 

The Goldfinch will be Book at Bedtime for the next three weeks on Radio 4.

 

Paul Klee - Making Visible

Paul Klee - Making Visible is at the Tate Modern in London until 9th March 2014.  

Enough Said

Enough Said is in cinemas nationwide from this weekend, certificate 12A.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors begins on BBC 2 on Wednesday 23rd October at 9pm.  

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterTom Sutcliffe
PanellistSarfraz Manzoor
PanellistNatalie Haynes
PanellistPeter Kemp
ProducerSarah Johnson