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Saturday Review
Saturday 7.15 - 8.00pm.
Saturday Review offers sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events.
This week
Saturday 10 February 2007
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William Hogarth. Detail from Marriage a la Mode: The Tete a Tete c1743. The National Gallery, London
Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week, including: Norman Mailer’s Hitler; the new Hogarth blockbuster; a Restoration drama for the 21st century; and the film that pokes fun at the Oscar dream…
 
 
 
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe

Joining Tom on this week's panel are:
  
Pat Cumper - playwright
Piers Plowright - radio producer 
Amanda Vickery - historian


The Castle in the Forest
Norman Mailer’s new book is narrated by an associate of the devil and presents a fictionalised account of Hitler’s ancestry and childhood.

The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer is published by Little Brown

For Your Consideration
Christopher Guest’s new film comedy targets Hollywood and the hopes and fears of the cast of a second rate film when they hear a rumour that Oscar nominations may be in the offing.

For Your Consideration is on general release from today, certificate  PG-13

Hogarth
The new Hogarth blockbuster exhibition covers the full range of the eighteenth century artist’s witty, satirical and subversive work - from his early engravings to his portraiture and history painting.

Hogarth is at Tate Britain in London until 29 April

The Man of Mode
Nick Hytner updates Etherege’s Restoration Comedy to the present day.

The Man of Mode is in repertoire at the Olivier auditorium at The National Theatre in London

Guest Choice
Amanda Vickery is a historian by day, but by night she dreams of being the wise-cracking White House press secretary, C.J. Cregg in the American TV series, The West Wing.








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