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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 28 July 2007
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The Simpsons
The Simpsons hit the big screen; David Mamet’s love-hate relationship with Hollywood; a celebration of British film; and a diverse new exhibition of Islamic art…
Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week

Joining Tom on this week's panel are:

Paul Farley - poet
Deborah Moggach - novelist and screenplay writer
Kamila Shamsie - novelist

The Simpsons Movie
After 18 years and 400 episodes television’s most famous animated family hit the big screen. The story begins with Homer Simpson falling in love with a pig and ends with him plunging Springfield into an environmental disaster.

The Simpsons is on release now, certificate PG.

Bambi vs Godzilla
In this book of essays, David Mamet, the playwright and screenwriter, gives us a subversive inside look at Hollywood from the perspective of a film-maker who enjoys a love/hate relationship with the movie business.

Bambi vs Godzilla is published by Simon and Schuster.

British Film Forever
British Film Forever is a seven-part series and forms the centrepiece of BBC 2’s upcoming season celebrating the rich heritage of British Film: The Summer of British Film. The series will examine British film by genre and also features interviews from leading actors and directors, including Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Ewan McGregor and Richard Curtis.

British Film Forever Part 1 – Guns, Gangsters and Getaways: The story of the British Thriller is on Saturday July 28 at 9.00pm

British Film Forever Part 2 – Longing, Loving and Leg-overs: The story of British Romance is on Saturday August 4

Guest Choice
Paul Farley nominates a long established London umbrella shop as his guest choice and explains how it inspired one of his poems. It was founded in 1830 and is still owned and run as a family business.

Spirit Life Exhibition: Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum Collection
This exhibition of rare Islamic art and manuscripts at The Ismaili Centre in South Kensington, London presents treasures from the collection of the Aga Khan which will eventually be displayed at the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada in 2010. It includes over 165 objects from the collection showing the diversity of artistic traditions in the Muslim world. The exhibition covers a geographical area stretching from India in the east to Spain and Morocco in the West, and spans over a thousand years, from the ninth to the 19th century.

Spirit Life Exhibition: Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum Collection is at The Ismaili Centre in South Kensington London until August 31.

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