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Saturday Review offers sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events.
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Saturday 02 August 2008
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David Duchovny as Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Scully in The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008)
The X Files return - on the big screen; the Wizard of Oz transported to the stage; Tobias Wolff's new story collection; Peter and Dan Snow bring the Peninsular War to radio.
Joining Tom Sutcliffe on this week's panel are:

David Aaronovitch – writer and broadcaster
Michael Arditti – novelist
Malorie Blackman - writer

The X Files: I Want To Believe
The X -Files: I Want to Believe is the new feature film based on the award-winning TV series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Reunited after a six-year gap, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully tackle the mysterious disappearance of an FBI agent, aided by the visions of a corrupt ex priest played by Billy Connolly.

The X -Files: I Want to Believe is on general release now, certificate 15.

The Wizard of Oz
This new stage version of the unforgettable film is directed by Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre in London. It stars the dancer Adam Cooper as Tin Man, Gary Wilmot as Cowardly Lion and Hilton McRae as Scarecrow. Roy Hudd is the Wizard.

The Wizard of Oz is at The Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre in London until August 31.

Our Story Begins
A collection of 10 new and 21 selected older stories by the American writer Tobias Wolff, an acknowledged master of the form.

Our Story Begins is published by Bloomsbury.

At War With Wellington
To commemorate the bicentenary of the Peninsula War, Peter and Dan Snow present a series of programmes on BBC Radio 4, following in the footsteps of Wellington's forces in the Peninsular War against the occupying forces of Napoleon. The campaign lasted five years but was ultimately successful, resulting in the expulsion of the French forces from Portugal and Spain. Sir Arthur Wellesley, later to become the Duke of Wellington, became established as a national hero to rival the Admiral Lord Nelson.

In two documentaries and five docu-dramas, in which letters and diaries of Wellington's men are brought to life, we not only hear about some of the major engagements that made Wellington’s reputation, but also about the everyday experiences of those who fought. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Wellington.

Documentary 1 will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Monday August 4 at 11.00am and
Documentary 2 is on Friday August 8 at 11.00am.

The 5 docu-dramas go out every afternoon from Monday August 4 to Friday August 8 at 15.45.

BBC R4: At War With Wellington

An Experiment in Collaboration
This exhibition at the Jerwood Space in London displays the results of a series of 6 collaborations between artists from different disciplines or between artists and scientists. The aim of the project was to explore the process of collaboration and how it differs from working alone.

An Experiment in Collaboration is at the Jerwood Space in London until August 31.
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