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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 11 October 2008
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David Walliams in No Man's Land
Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land; power, money and blood in the film Gomorrah; Seasick Steve plays the blues; Margaret Attwood examines the idea of debt; and the new Saatchi gallery is open…
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Joining Tom Sutcliffe on this week's panel are:

Deborah Moggach - novelist
Julia Pascal – playwright
Robert Sandall – music critic and writer

Roberto Saviano's controversial book Gomorrah about modern-day warring crime families in a poor district outside Naples has been turned into a film which won the Grand Prix at Cannes this year. Its verité style offers a brutal depiction of life and death at the hands of the Mafia.

Gomorrah is screening at selected cinemas across the country, certificate 15.

No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter
A revival of Harold Pinter’s play set in the drawing room of a large house. Hirst (Michael Gambon), a successful writer, has invited Spooner (David Bradley), a manifestly unsuccessful writer, back for a drink after an accidental meeting on Hampstead Heath. Also starring David Walliams and Nick Dunning in more sinister roles.

No Man’s Land is at the Duke of York’s theatre in London until 3rd January.

Seasick Steve
Seasick Steve - a.k.a Steve Wold - is a 21st Century blues man in his sixties who reaches back to the old traditions of the Delta blues. After being nominated for Best Live Act at 2008's Mojo awards and winning Best Breakthrough Act in 2007, Seasick Steve returns with his third full-length studio album. Famous for playing his three stringed guitar and stamping on a wooden box he calls the Mississippi Drum Machine, Seastick Steve's up-tempo blues has proved a surprise hit in the UK.

I Started Out with Nothin and I Still Got Most of it Left is on the Warner label

Payback by Margaret Attwood
A perfectly timed book about our deep-rooted concepts of debt, monetary and moral. Margaret Attwood looks at how debt has informed our thinking from preliterate times to the present day, from the stories we tell of revenge and sin to the way we order social relationships. She also addresses the notion of a debt to nature and the need to find new ways of interacting with the natural world before it is too late.

Payback by Margaret Attwood is published by Bloomsbury

Saatchi Gallery
The Saatchi Gallery has re-opened in the imposing Duke of York’s HQ building in London’s King’s Road. The inaugural exhibition is The Revolution Continues: New Art from China, which brings together the work of 30 of China’s leading artists in painting, sculpture and installation

The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4SQ is open between 10 and 6, seven days a week, and entry is free to all shows.
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