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TUESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

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MADAME BOVARY - BREAKFAST WITH EMMA
Author, Fay Weldon talks to Mark Lawson about Breakfast with Emma, her stage adaptation of Madame Bovary, Flaubert's tale of adultery in a French provincial town.

Madame Bovary - Breakfast with Emma is at the Oxford Playhouse until 4 October, then moves to Bath, Salford, Guildford, Liverpool and London

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MARC QUINN
To celebrate 30 years of working with the BBC a portrait of tv presenter and cookery writer, Deila Smith, has been commissioned by BBC Books. One of Britain's leading modern artists, Marc Quinn, who came to prominence in 1991 with a sculpture of his head cast in his own frozen blood, is creating an image of Delia using only ingredients found in her recipes. Mark Lawson talks to Mark Quinn about his latest project.

The Delia Collections, published by BBC Consumer Publishing (Books), are available from 2 October. The first four titles are Soup, Chicken, Fish, Chocolate.

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BBC Arts - Marc Quinn

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YOUNG ADAM
Adapted from the 1957 book of the same name by Glaswegian writer, Alexander Trocchi, David Mackenzie's film Young Adam follows the life of Joe, a frustrated and angry writer, played by Ewan McGregor. Journalist Alex Clark reviews.

Young Adam certificate 18 opens nationwide this Friday.

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BBC Films - Young Adam

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DYLAN'S VISIONS OF SIN
Author of Dylan's Visions of Sin, Christopher Ricks, explains to Mark Lawson why he thinks Bob Dylan's music is pure poetry.

Dylan's Visions of Sin by Christopher Ricks is published by Viking, ISBN 067080133X

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Bob Dylan - Offical site

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ASTERISK OR 'F' WORD?
As Alastair Campbell's diary entry, quoted at the Hutton Enquiry fills the papers, Tony Thorne speculates on which newspapers will print the F word in full and which discreetly employ four asterisks to do the job for them.

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BBC News - Campbell diaries

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