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THURSDAY 14 AUGUST

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CHARLES ROSEN
Charles Rosen is a distinguished concert pianist and music critic. He analyses the mechanics of the instrument, the tonal possibilities and the physical pleasure he still gets from pressing the keys. John Wilson speaks to him about how he maintains such an active performance schedule around the world, as well as writing for The New York Review of Books.

Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist, Charles Rosen, Hardcover Published July 2003 by Allen Lane, ISBN: 071399522X
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EYES DOWN
Paul O'Grady will be starring as the Manager in a new BBC Sitcom set in a Liverpool Bingo Hall. The comedy's written by Angela Clark and deals with the lives/loves of the bingo palace staff. Alkarim Jivani, tv editor of Time Out reviews.

Eyes Down starts this Friday 15 Aug 2003 BBC One at 9:00 pm
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CITROEN DESIGN
Flaminio Bertoni's designs for the Citroen is being celebrated in an exhibition at The Design Museum. Stephen Bayley, who is writing a book about car design, and Simon Lines, who owns a garage specialising in Citroen DS Classics, discuss & review the exhibition.

Exhibition continues until Sunday 12 Oct 2003. The Design Museum is in Shad Thames, at end of Butler’s Wharf.
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NUDE SCULPTURE
Jamaica is upset at a recently unveiled sculpture Redemption Song meant to symbolise liberation. The figures are considered to be too well-endowed and both just TOO nude. Art Historian Ruth Gilding discusses with John whether we should still allow nude sculpture representations in public or should they be covered up - art or not?
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COLUMN: BAND BUST-UPS
Many rock musicians compare the experience of being in a band to that of being married. David Quantick points out that band bust-ups have often led to revenge, on and off the stage.
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