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Folio Prize winner, Cézanne at the Ashmolean, Jeff Beck

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 10 March 2014

With John Wilson. We announce the winner of the inaugural Folio Prize and speak to her/him live from the ceremony in London. The £40,000 prize celebrates the best English-language fiction from around the world, regardless of form, genre, or the author's country of origin.

Cézanne and the Modern is a new exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, featuring the collection of Henry and Rose Pearlman. They began collecting in 1945 with a work by Jacques Lipchitz and it now includes a matchless group of paintings and watercolours by Paul Cézanne, as well as paintings and sculptures by artists including Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Edgar Degas. Curator John Whitely talks to John Wilson about the collection.

John also talks to guitar hero Jeff Beck about a 50 year career that has seen him play with the likes of The Yardbirds, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Morrissey.

And as a new teen movie the GBF (Gay Best Friend) is about to open, writer Damian Barr looks at the appeal of the gay best friend in film.

Producer Dymphna Flynn.

Music and featured items

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  • Cézanne at the Ashmolean

    Curator John Whitely talks to John Wilson about the collection

  • Jeff Beck

    John talks to guitar hero Jeff Beck about his 50 year career

  • Image for The Yardbirds

    The Yardbirds Heart Full Of Soul

  • Image for Jeff Beck Group

    Jeff Beck Group I've Been Drinking

  • Image for Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck Hi Ho Silver Lining

  • Folio Prize

    John talks to Folio Prize winner George Saunders & chair of the judges, Lavinia Greenlaw

  • GBF

    Writer Damian Barr looks at the appeal of the gay best friend in film

  • The Folio Prize

    2014 Folio Prize Nominees
    The inaugural Folio Prize winner, George Saunders was announced on Monday 10 March 2014.  For more information please visit The Folio Prize.
  • Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck begins the UK section of his world tour in Southend Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-on-Sea on Tuesday 13 May, then plays the Royal Albert Hall, London on Wednesday 14 May, then Colston Hall, Bristol on Friday 16 May 2014.  For further dates and locations please see Jeff Beck's Official site.

     

    Image Credit: Ross Halfin

  • Cézanne and the Modern

    Three Pears, c. 1888–90, Paul Cézanne (1839–1906)

    Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection is on display at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University from Thursday 13 March until Sunday 22 June 2014.

     

    Image: Three Pears, c. 1888–90, Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection

Credits

Presenter
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
John Whitely
Interviewed Guest
Jeff Beck
Interviewed Guest
Damian Barr
Producer
Dymphna Flynn

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