Tim Winton's Eyrie, Kenneth Clark at Tate Britain, Heli, Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be

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Tim Winton's new novel Eyrie is set in Fremantle Western Australia and tells the story of a man down on his luck, who tries to sew his life back together with the help of a former neighbour and her mysterious son.
Fings Ain't Wot They Used T' Be was the 1959 musical that Lionel Bart wrote before his mega success with Oliver! It launched the career of Barbara Windsor and is running at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. How does a revival of a play about nostalgia deal with its own reinterpretation of the past?
Kenneth Clark was a man who made it his life's mission to bring art to the general public. A new exhibition at Tate Britain brings together hundreds of the works he collected or commissioned as well as showing excerpts from his seminal TV series Civilisation. What does his eclectic style look like when so many items are gathered together - is this exhibition a fitting legacy?
Nick Frost plays a pretty hopeless chump called Jeremy Sloane in a new TV series for Sky. Is he appealing enough to gain viewers' sympathy, or just too annoying for us to care?
New film Heli shows the tragic socially corrosive effect of drug culture on contemporary Mexican society through the involvement of one innocent family who are inadvertently drawn into crime and appalling violence.
Mark Coles presents this week's programme and is joined by Diane Roberts, Judith Mackrell and Tom Holland. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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Kenneth Clark

An exhibition at Tate Britain in London, Kenneth Clark - Looking for Civilisation, 20 May - 10 August 2014. Main Image: Detail: John Constable, Sketch for 'Hadleigh Castle' c1828-9, Tate.


Eyrie by Tim Winton is published by Picador on 22 May 2014.


Directed by Amat Escalante, Heli is in cinemas from Friday 23 May, certificate 18.

Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be

Directed by Terry Johnson, Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be is at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, until 8 June 2014.

Mr Sloane

A six episode series, Mr Sloane begins on Friday 23 May, 9pm, Sky Atlantic.


Role Contributor
PresenterMark Coles
Interviewed GuestDiane Roberts
Interviewed GuestJudith Mackrell
Interviewed GuestTom Holland
ProducerOliver Jones