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Image: Timothy Spall in Mike Leigh's film, All or Nothing.
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TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER
Presented by Mark Lawson


ALL OR NOTHING
Film critic Mark Kermode gives his verdict on the new Mike Leigh film starring Timothy Spall, All or Nothing.

All or Nothing, certificate 18, opens in cinemas this Friday.
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JEWISH COMEDIANS
Mark Lawson talks to comedians Jackie Mason and Ian Stone about The Haunted Smile by Lawrence Epstein, the story of jewish comedians from the Marx Brothers to Jerry Seinfield

The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians by Lawrence J Epstein is published in paperback now. (ISBN: 1903985463)
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SELF-EFFACING AUTHORS
In the week that the Manchester United footballer Roy Keane claimed that a controversial passage in his ghostwritten autobiography was the result of an unofficial paraphrase of his thoughts, and Jeffrey Archer's prison diaries were published without his name on the dustjacket, the novelist and critic DJ Taylor joins Mark Lawson to discuss these and other examples of author self-effacement.
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PHILIP FRENCH
Cleaned up reels of two early 60s classics - both based on books by Alan Silitoe - have just been released. Front Row asked Philip French - film critic of The Observer - to reflect on the experience of seeing an old film looking as good as new.
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GEOFFREY HILL
Mark Lawson interviews poet Geofrrey Hill about his work and new collection, The Orchards of Syon.

Geoffrey Hill's The Orchards of Syon is published by Penguin (ISBN: 0141009918)
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