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MONDAY 19 AUGUST
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TALK TO HER
Critic Maria Delgardo talks to John Wilson about the latest film from Pedro Almodovar, Talk to Her.

Talk to Her is released on Friday, Certificate 15.
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ORSON WELLES
Orson Welles was working on a film entitled The Other Side of the Wind when he died in 1985. The film exists in unedited form in a Californian film vault. Plans to complete the project for release next year appear to have been thwarted by Welles' daughter Beatrice, who objects to the involvement of a former girlfriend of her Father. To discuss the news John Wilson is joined by Orson Welles' biographer, David Thompson.
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SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Front Row explores the work of writer Somerset Maugham with novelist Allan Massie, filmmakers Belinda and Philip Haas, screenwriter and director repsectively of the recent big screen version of Maugham’s Up At The Villa, and to Mark Rosenblatt, director of the new touring version of The Circle.

The Circle opens at Malvern Theatre on Tuesday 27 August, moves to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Edinburgh's King's Theatre, Greenwich Theatre in London, and the tour ends on Saturday 26 October at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.
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GOODBYE TSUGUMI
Ekow Eshun and John Wilson review the latest book from author Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi

Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto is published by Faber and Faber (ISBN: 0571212743)
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NORMAN JAY
John Wilson talks to Norman Jay, the first ever DJ to be rewarded by the Queen for services to music, rather than for charity work or broadcasting and the driving force behind a succession of hugely influential black music clubs from the mid-eighties onwards.
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