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Reece Shearsmith; David Hockney prints; Blockbusters

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 February 2014

With Mark Lawson.

The League of Gentlemen and Psychoville's Reece Shearsmith discusses his new TV series, co-written with Steve Pemberton. Inside No. 9 tells darkly comic stories from six separate settings, with guests including Gemma Arterton.

The Dulwich Picture Gallery is holding an exhibition of David Hockney's printmaking, which will coincide with the 60th anniversary of Hockney's first print. The exhibition includes more than 100 works dating from etchings made when Hockney was an art student to more recent graphic works created using a computer. Richard Cork reviews.

Harvard business professor, Anita Elberse, joins Mark to discuss her book, Blockbusters, an economic scrutiny of the entertainment business. She explains why there are no batting averages in the entertainment industry, the business link between Spiderman and Lady Gaga, and what she means by The Blockbuster Trap.

The number of incidents relating to graffiti fell by 63 per cent between 2007 and 2012 according to a report from the British Transport Police. Kid Acne, a former Graffiti artist who now works in design and print making, discusses why CCTV, the threat of a custodial sentence and the fact that aspiring artists can find a bigger audience for their work online may have led to less graffiti on British streets.

Producer: Gabriella Meade.

  • Reece Shearsmith

    Reece Shearsmith and Mark Lawson

    The League of Gentlemen and Psychoville’s Reece Shearsmith discusses his new TV series – co-written with Steve Pemberton. Inside No. 9 tells darkly comic stories from six separate settings, with guests including Gemma Arterton and Dennis Lawson. Shearsmith talks about casting himself, plotting surreal twists and fulfilling his ambition of creating a silent episode.

  • Anita Elberse

    Harvard business professor, Anita Elberse, joins Mark to discuss her book, Blockbusters: Why Big Hits – And Big Risks – Are The Future Of The Entertainment Business an economic scrutiny of the entertainment business.

  • David Hockney: Printmaker


    To mark the 60th anniversary of his first print, the Dulwich Picture Gallery is holding an exhibition of David Hockney's printmaking. Richard Cork reviews. 
  • Kid Acne

    Graffiti in public places may be in decline as artists who would have spray painted in the street move into art galleries.  Kid Acne, a former Graffiti artist who now works in design and print making, discusses why CCTV, the threat of a custodial sentence and the fact that aspiring artists can find a bigger audience for their work online may have led to less graffiti.


Credits

Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Reece Shearsmith
Interviewed Guest
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest
Anita Elberse
Interviewed Guest
Kid Acne
Producer
Gabriella Meade

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