John Wilson talks to Christopher Hitchens about his memoir

With John Wilson.

Michael Winterbottom's film The Killer Inside Me, a violent adaptation of a 1952 novel by American writer Jim Thompson, has caused a controversy since its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Film critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Adrian Wootton review it.

Journalist and author Christopher Hitchens talks about his memoir, Hitch 22, where he recounts the death of his mother, and reflects on his close friendship with Martin Amis and whether or not he has a problem with alcohol.

Charles Saatchi's biggest exhibition of new British art since the record-breaking Sensation show more than a decade ago opens this week. Newspeak: British Art Now Part One will showcase artists living and working in the UK across two exhibitions, the second part coming in October. Waldemar Januszczak discusses its significance.

John also begins a series of four reports on the contenders for UK City of Culture 2013, starting in Birmingham.

Producer Helen Roberts.

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