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Saturday Review
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Saturday Review offers sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events.
This week
Saturday 8 November 2008
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Josh Brolin in W. Copyright Lionsgate films
Josh Brolin as George W. Bush in the film W.;  Pete Postlethwaite as King Lear at the Liverpool Everyman; Mark Morris's ballet Romeo and Juliet; Alastair Campbell's novel All in the Mind; and on TV World War II -Behind Closed Doors.
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Joining Tom Sutcliffe on this week's panel are:

Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe


Liz Jensen –novelist
Piers Plowright –radio producer and lecturer
Tom Morris – theatre director

Josh Brolin stars as George W. Bush in this Oliver Stone biopic that traces the head of state's rise to power from a privileged alcoholic, to a born-again Christian whose belief in religious destiny helped move him to the top ranks of political power.

W is on general release certificate 15

King Lear
Pete Postlethwaite takes the role of Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Liverpool Everyman in one of the most keenly awaited highlights of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year.

King Lear is a co-production between the Everyman and Playhouse, Headlong Theatre and the Young Vic transfers to the Young Vic from 29 January until 28 March 2009

Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare
This ballet with new choreography by Mark Morris, is based on Sergey Prokofiev’s original music and Soviet dramatist Sergey Radlov’s original story concept in which Juliet rouses from her potion-induced sleep and the lovers’ relief and joy is celebrated in a final dance..

Mark Morris Dance Group
Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare
Barbican Theatre, London. Wednesday 5 November – Saturday 8 November 2008

All in the Mind
A first novel by former political spin-doctor Alastair Campbell. All In The Mind is about a distinguished psychiatrist who is himself suffering from depression as he attempts to help his patients.

All in the Mind by Alistair Campbell is published by Hutchinson

World War II: Behind closed Doors
Laurence Rees producer of award winning series about the rise of the Nazi Party and Auschwitz uses official minutes and diplomatic briefing notes as the basis for a history of Stalin’s negotiations with the Germans, Americans and the British during World War II.

World War II: Behind Closed Doors begins on Monday 10 November at 9pm on BBC 2
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