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Saturday Review
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Saturday Review offers sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events.
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Saturday 16 June 2007
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JMW Turner. The Blue Rigi, Sunrise 1842. Tate
The radiance of Turner’s watercolours at Tate Britain; the gloom of Gaslight at The Old Vic; darkness and dread in new film, Tell No One; and a touch of flavour in Summer Cooking...
Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week

Joining Tom on this week's panel are:

Cahal Dallat - poet
Kathryn Hughes - historian
Brad Lochore - artist

Peter Gill directs a cast, including Rosamund Pike and Kenneth Cranham, in Gaslight - the story of a young woman psychologically dominated by her husband. While Jack Manningham is out on the town each evening, his wife, Bella, stays at home alone, believing she’s losing her mind - she can’t explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of living room gaslights.

Gaslight is at The Old Vic Theatre in London until August 18.

Hockney On Turner Watercolours
Tate Britain displays its largest ever survey of Turner’s watercolour paintings. David Hockney has worked with Tate curators to select many of the works. In addition there is a display of five new paintings by Hockney of the East Yorkshire landscape.

Hockney on Turner Watercolours is at Tate Britain until February 3.

Tell No One
This French film - adapted from the best selling novel by Harlan Coban - is directed by Guillaume Canet, better known as the actor who starred in The Beach opposite Leonardo de Caprio. It tells the story of Alex Beck, a pediatrician, who has not got over the tragic murder of his wife seven years before. He receives an email from an unknown source with cctv footage of a woman who appears to be his wife – alive. Alex finds himself on the run and fearing for his life, while desperately trying to find out if his wife could still be alive.

Tell No One is on release now, certificate 15

Summer Cooking By Elizabeth David
Kathryn Hughes nominates one of Elizabeth David’s less well known books as her guest choice. It's a lyrical account of what we can eat in the summer and feels very up-do-date despite being written in 1955.

Summer Cooking by Elizabeth David is published by Penguin

The title of this book by the Irish author Eoin McNamee refers to the precise time the car driving Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed crashed in the Alma tunnel in Paris. The book weaves a fictional narrative around the events leading up to the death of the Princess of Wales.

12:23 by Eoin McNamee is published by Faber and Faber.

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