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Edward Bond, White Cube, Hell and Back Again, Robert Trivers

Matthew Sweet talks to playwright Edward Bond as a revival of Saved opens, his 1965 play which was originally banned by the Lord Chancellor because of its scenes of violence.

Matthew Sweet talks to the playwright Edward Bond as a revival of 'Saved' opens. The play opened in 1965 after being banned by the Lord Chancellor because of its scenes of violence and abuse. The Royal Court Theatre responded by turning itself into a club theatre in order to show the play which divided critics, many horrified by the portrayal of a baby being stoned to death. How does Edward Bond look back on this period?

As White Cube open a new gallery in Bermondsey Matthew Sweet talks about the intersection between the commercial and museums sector in the visual arts world with Victoria Pomery, director of Turner Contemporary in Margate, the art critic William Feaver and Tim Marlow the Director of Exhibitions at White Cube.

Ian Christie reviews a new documentary, Hell and Back Again, which traces the return to America of a young marine injured in Afghanistan .

And the evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers discusses unconscious acts of petty theft.

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