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John Tavener; Poirot's Last Case; Don Jon review

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 November 2013

With Mark Lawson,

The composer Sir John Tavener died today. Famous for his choral pieces The Lamb and Song for Athene - which was sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales - and for The Protecting Veil, for cello and orchestra. Nicholas Kenyon discusses his life and work. Plus a recent Front Row interview with Tavener himself.

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case will see David Suchet making his final appearance as Agatha Christie's iconic Belgian detective. Crime writers Dreda Say Mitchell and Natasha Cooper, with crime fiction specialist Jeff Park, discuss the TV drama alongside a new translation of Pietr the Latvian: the first novel in Georges Simenon's Maigret series.

Don Juan is given a modern day treatment in Don Jon, written, directed and staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Also starring Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore, the comedy explores how films can lead to unrealistic expectations when it comes to finding love and a lasting relationship. Bel Mooney reviews.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

  • Curtain: Poirot's Last Case

    Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, starring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, is on ITV tonight (Wednesday 13 November) at 8pm. 
  • Don Jon

    Don Jon is in UK cinemas from Friday 15 November 2013, certificate 18.

Credits

Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Bel Mooney
Interviewed Guest
Nicholas Kenyon
Interviewed Guest
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest
Natasha Cooper
Interviewed Guest
Jeff Park
Producer
Claire Bartleet

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