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Thursday 13 June 2002

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* We take a look at Betty Fisher and Other Stories, a new film adaptation of a Ruth Rendell novel.

  Betty Fisher and other Stories is on release now, Certificate 15.
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* James Fenton discusses the state of British poetry.

  James Fenton's An Introduction to English Poetry published by Viking is in the shops now.
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* Fancy your chances on a long-shot? Some horse lovers will be celebrating after as ale of paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings raised nearly £6m. But some critics regard this as the art market gone mad, describing Munnings as, "the sleeper lying across the tracks of change in British art".
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* We a new biography of film producer Alexander Korda out Front Row looks at the man behind the British film indusrty.

  Korda:Britain's Only Movie Mogul is published by Sidgwick and Jackson.
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* Hear the results of Front Row's competition to summarise a classic book in four tabloid headlines. (Some of you did it in one. Jm Howitt - for example - reduced Dante’s Inferno to the Sun-type one-liner: Phew! What A Scorcher!)
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Francine Stock reviews the stage adaptation of John Irving's Prayer for Owen Meany and talks to the novelist Alan Warner.

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