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Richard Hamilton; The Monuments Men; Enrique Iglesias; Tennessee Williams's hotel plays

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 February 2014

With John Wilson.

George Clooney directs and stars in The Monuments Men, a drama set in the Second World War. Based on a true story, he plays a member of a group of curators and scholars attempting to rescue art works from the Nazis. The film co-stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and John Goodman. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews for Front Row.

Tennessee Williams spent much of his later life living in hotel rooms, inspiring his 'hotel plays' which open this week in performance at London's Langham Hotel. John meets the director, set designer and cast from Defibrillator theatre to talk about the logistics of staging three plays in three different rooms on three floors of the grand hotel.

Grammy-winning singer songwriter Enrique Iglesias began his career as a Spanish language artist before crossing over to the English market with hits like Bailamos and the global number one single Hero. Now releasing his tenth album, he talks to John about keeping his record contract secret from his father Julio Iglesias, and why he sees concern over sexualised music videos as hypocritical.

Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

  • The Monuments Men

    The Monuments Men is on general release in UK cinemas this Friday 14 February 2014, certificate 12A.
  • The Hotel Plays

    The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams, incorporating three one-act plays - Green Eyes, Sunburst and The Pink Bedroom - run at The Langham Hotel in London from Tuesday 11 February to Saturday 8 March with matinees on Sundays. 
  • Richard Hamilton

    The first retrospective of pop artist Richard Hamilton's work is at the Tate Modern in London from this Thursday 13 February to 26 May 2014.

    The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London also presents two installations Man, Machine and Motion (1955) and an Exhibit (1957) by Richard Hamilton, to coincide with Tate Modern's retrospective, from this Wednesday 12 February to 6 April 2014.

    Gallery: Richard Hamilton/Tate Modern 
  • Enrique Iglesias

    John Wilson with Enrique Iglesias
    Image: Presenter John Wilson with Enrique Iglesias. Photo courtesy of Jerome Weatherald.

    SEX + LOVE by Enrique Iglesias (his tenth album) will be out on 18 March on Universal and Island Records. 

Credits

Presenter
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest
Enrique Iglesias
Producer
Dymphna Flynn

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