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18/01/2010

Tom Sutcliffe finds out about the art of deception with playwright John Guare and writer Ben Macintyre; AL Kennedy on the point of art, and book titles with Frances Spalding.

Tom Sutcliffe is caught in a web of deception, as Ben Macintyre retells one of the greatest hoaxes of World War 2, and the writer John Guare talks about the duplicity at the heart of his most famous play, Six Degrees of Separation. AL Kennedy makes a plea for the purpose and point of art in the 21st century. And the all-important catchy book title: would James Bond have sounded quite so adventurous if The Undertaker's Wind had triumphed over Live and Let Die? The biographer Frances Spalding discusses choosing the right name.

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Mon 18 Jan 2010 21:30

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