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With John Wilson.

Prime Suspect creator Lynda La Plante reveals her plans for a prequel focusing on the early life of DCI Tennison. Who will play the iconic detective?

The makers of Spooks have teamed up with writer Lucy Kirkwood (Skins, Chimerica) to create a new Sky1 drama about firemen, starring Jamie Bamber and Jodie Whittaker. Sarah Crompton reviews.

Andrew Graham Dixon reviews Strange Beauty, a new exhibition of German Renaissance painting at the National Gallery, which includes work by Hans Holbein and Albrecht Dürer.

And musician Jon Hopkins on his Mercury nominated album Immunity, in which he uses real sounds such as exploding fireworks and creaking doors, on his relationship with Brian Eno, and on improvising for Coldplay.

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Tue 18 Feb 2014 19:15

Lynda La Plante and John Wilson

Lynda La Plante and John Wilson
Image: Lynda La Plante with presenter John Wilson

Screenwriter Lynda La Plante reveals her plans for a prequel to Prime Suspect. 

The Smoke

The Smoke starts on Sky1 HD at 9.00pm from Thursday 20 February 2014. 

Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance

Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance is in the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London from Wednesday 19 February until 11 May 2014.

Gallery: Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance

Jon Hopkins

The new album by Jon Hopkins is called Immunity. Jon is playing at The Forum in London this Saturday 22 February 2014 and his new single, Collider, is out next week. 


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestLynda La Plante
Interviewed GuestSarah Crompton
Interviewed GuestAndrew Graham-Dixon
Interviewed GuestJon Hopkins
ProducerRebecca Nicholson

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