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Great Britain at London's Lyttleton Theatre is written by Richard Bean and directed by Nicholas Hytner (the team that was behind the wildly successful 'One Man Two Guvnors'). Starring Billie Piper as an unscrupulous tabloid newspaper editor who is right in the middle of a web of corruption involving phone hacking, politicians the press and the police

It's half a century since the Beatles made their big screen debut with A Hard Day's Night. It was considered a lightweight thing by many when it was released cost £180,000 and made many millions just in its opening weekend and has been hailed as one of the best rock and roll films of all time

Jimmy McGovern's reputation as a TV dramatist is second to none; Accused, Cracker, The Lakes, and many more. His work is renowned for dealing with social issues and his latest addresses what he sees as the injustice of the law of joint enterprise.

The iceberg. Marion Coutts has written a book about the diagnosis from cancer and death of her husband Tom Lubbock. Is it more a work of art than a diary?

July sees the 8th Liverpool Biennial, 'an exhibition about our habits habitats and the objects images relationships and activities that constitute our immediate surroundings'. What does that actually entail? How does it manifest itself around the city?

Tom Sutcliffe is joined by Helen Lewis, Giles Fraser and Paul Farley. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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Common

Written by Jimmy McGovern, Common is on BBC One, Sunday 6 July, 9pm.

The Iceberg

The Iceberg by Marion Coutts is published by Atlantic Books.

A Hard Day's Night

Directed by Richard Lester, A Hard Day's Night is in selected cinemas from Friday 4 July, certificate U.

Great Britain

Written by Richard Bean and directed by Nicholas Hytner, Great Britain is at the Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre in London until 23 August, transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 10 September.

Liverpool Biennial 2014

The 8th Liverpool Biennial of contemporary art runs from 5 July - 26 October 2014

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterTom Sutcliffe
Interviewed GuestHelen Lewis
Interviewed GuestGiles Fraser
Interviewed GuestPaul Farley
ProducerOliver Jones

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