37 Days; The Book Thief; Bark

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Tom Sutcliffe is joined by Linda Grant, Tom Holland and Kate Williams to review the cinematic adaptation of The Book Thief. The young adult novel narrated by Death about growing up in Nazi Germany has sold eight million copies worldwide. How appealing will its screen incarnation be to audiences?

37 Days is the BBC's dramatic contribution to its season examining the causes of the First World War. With an impressive cast, including Ian McDiarmid as the Home Secretary Sir Edward Grey, does it make effective television from the exchanges of international diplomacy?

Peter Gill's new play Versailles is a three act drama which focuses on one upper-middle class family and a son who is advising the British delegation at the Paris peace conference - what does it have to say about the personal and the political impacts of the Great War?

Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain collects together politically engaged art from the decade of Thatcherism. With a number of works recreated especially for the exhibition, what does it have to say to us now?

And Lorrie Moore's Bark is her first collection of Short Stories in fifteen years. She's long been considered a master of the form; we discuss how her latest collection measures up.

Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Ruth Watts.

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The Book Thief

Directed by Brian Percival, The Book Thief is in UK cinemas from Wednesday 26 February, certificate 12A.

37 Days

37 Days begins on Thursday 6 March, 9pm, BBC Two.

Bark

Bark by Lorrie Moore is published by Faber & Faber on 6 March 2014.

Versailles

Written and directed by Peter Gill, Versailles is at the Donmar Warehouse in London until Saturday 5 April 2014.

Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain

The exhibition Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain, is at Tate Liverpool, 28 February - 11 May 2014.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterTom Sutcliffe
Interviewed GuestLinda Grant
Interviewed GuestTom Holland
Interviewed GuestKate Williams
ProducerRuth Watts

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