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WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
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ROSS STRETTON/ROYAL BALLET
Ross Stretton, artistic director of the Royal Ballet has resigned after 13 months in the job. John Wilson talks to Sir Colin Southgate, chairman of the Royal Opera House about the news.
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FLESH AND BLOOD
Elspeth Morrison who trains broadcasters to improve their portrayal of disabled people discusses the use of drama to portray the issues surrounding disability in the light of BBC TWO's new programme, Flesh and Blood.

Flesh and Blood is on BBC TWO on Wednesday 25 September at 2100.

North Face is on BBC TWO on Thursday 26 September at 2150.

The Egg is on BBC TWO on Wednesday 2 October at 2150

Urban Myth is on BBC TWO on Thursday 3 October at 2150.
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Al MURRAY
John Wilson interview pub landlord Al Murray as he embarks on a national tour.

For Pub Landlord Live tour dates, please see the related links section at the bottom of this page.
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BECK/RYAN ADAMS
Music journalist Stuart Maconie reviews the new releases from Beck and Ryan Adams.

Demolition by Ryan Adams is out on the Lost Highway label.

Sea Change by Beck is released on the Geffen label.
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TATE FUNDING
The Tate says it has no money to buy new works of art. How widespread is this problem? John Wilson talks to David Barrie, Director of the Art Fund which helps museums raise the money to add to their collections.

Painting, Passion and Politics - Masterpieces from the Walpole Collection (34 masterpieces from the collection assembled by Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole)is on at the Hermitage Rooms, Somerset House, London from 28 September 2002 until 23 February 2003
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