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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 11 August 2007
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Kristin Scott Thomas in The Walker
Paul Schrader's film The Walker; Tete a Tete's opera in progress; chronicling a controversial affair in Edmund White's Hotel de Dream and what your back yard junk says about you.
Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the cultural highlights of the week

Joining Tom on this week's panel are:

Stephen Hough - pianist
Bidisha - critic
Piers Plowright - radio producer 

The Walker

Paul Schrader’s tale about a Washington socialite is the fourth and final part in a series of films chronicling the life of the outsider. Woody Harrelson plays a ‘walker’ - a gent who takes the wives of the rich and powerful political elite to social occasions when their husbands are either too busy or disinterested. In an attempt to protect one of his friends, played by Kristin Scott Thomas, he unwittingly becomes involved in a murder and his cosy life of gossip and canasta is disrupted.

The Walker is on release now, certificate 15.

Hotel de Dream by Edmund White
Edmund White tells the story of a dying author dictating his last work to his ‘wife’ Cara. The tale is a fictionalised account of the American writer Stephen Crane as he struggles to finish a controversial story about an affair between a married man and young male prostitute.

Hotel de Dream by Edmund White is published by Bloomsbury.

Based on the interviews of a real family, Forgiven charts the discovery, punishment and rehabilitation of a father abusing his daughter. Starring Derek Riddell, the programme features dramatisations of the treatments offered in the controversial Wolvercote Clinic in Epsom.

Forgiven is on Channel 4 on 16th August at 10.30pm

'says the junk in the yard'
The average Briton generates 537 kilograms of household rubbish per annum and the exhibition ‘says the junk in the yard’ attempts to challenge the audience to think differently about the waste they produce. Almost thirty artists have taken ‘junk’ as a theme and produced works from different angles in different ways.

The exhibition 'says the junk in the yard'  is on at Flowers East in London until 8th
September 2007.

Tete a Tete – The Opera Festival

Three courses of opera in one night at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith where experimental and work-in-progress pieces make up the starters, mains and afters. With the emphasis on improvisation and audience participation, the festival aims to encourage a lively interactive experience.

Tete a Tete – The Opera Festival is on at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London until 26th Aug.
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