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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 15 November 2008
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Charles Darwin
The Darwin Big Idea Exhibition; David Hare's new play Gethsemane; Uli Edel's film The Baader Meinhof Complex; The Forever War by Dexter Filkins; and The Fallen by documentary maker Morgan Matthews.
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Joining Tom Sutcliffe on this week's panel are:

Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe


Liz Forgan - journalist and radio and television executive
Cahal Dallat - poet and broadcaster
Paul Farley - poet and lecturer

Tom Morris – theatre director

Gethsemane by David Hare
Nothing is more important to a modern political party than fund-raising. But the values of the donors can’t always coincide with the professed beliefs of the party. Gethsemane is Hare's third play in a series that draws on recent events. The Permanent Way (2003) addressed the privatisation of Britain's railways, and Stuff Happens (2004) looked at the run-up to the Iraq war.

Gethsemane is at the National Theatre until 24th February, and then on tour in Windsor, Newcastle, Cambridge, Bath and Brighton.

The Forever War 
The Forever War gives us an intimate and kaleidoscopic view of three areas of conflict: from Afghanistan; to the scene of the attacks on the Twin Towers; to the strange and violent world of Iraq under siege. New York Times foreign correspondant Dexter Filkins is the only American reporter to have witnessed all three, providing the human story behind events that are often described in the press as yet another IED (improvised explosive device) The Fallen Marking Armistice week this epic three hour documentary by Morgan Matthews commemorates every single British serviceman and woman who has died in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been described as the most ambitious single documentary in the Corporation's history.

The Fallen is on BBC 2 Saturday at 9.05pm

Darwin Big Idea Exhibition 
The Natural History Museum explores Charles Darwin's life 150 years after the the revolutionary big idea that changed our understanding of the natural world and our place within it, retracing his life changing journey aboard the HMS Beagle that led him to his ground breaking theory of evolution.

Darwin Big Idea Exhibition at the Natural History Museum 14 November 2008 - 19 April 2009.

The Baader Meinhoff Complex
A film by Udi Edel based on Stefan Aust's book which was first published in 1985 and based on the writer's personal knowledge of the Red Army Faction terrorists. It chronicle events that reached their peak in the "German Autumn" of 1977, in the hijacking and liberation of passengers and crew of the Lufthansa plane "Landshut", the suicides of the imprisoned RAF leaders and the murder othe Employers Association President Hanns Martin Schleyer.

The Baader Meinhof Complex is released in selected cinemas nationwide on 14th November 2008.
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