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Episode 21

Episode 21 of 32

Andrew Graham-Dixon talks to author Lee Child, Michael Smith looks at Beck's novel new album and Mark Kermode meets director of hotly-tipped British film Sightseers, Ben Wheatley.

Andrew Graham-Dixon travels to New York to meet best-selling novelist Lee Child as his hugely popular Jack Reacher thrillers start their Hollywood incarnation this December with Tom Cruise in the title role.

American singer-songwriter Beck is about to release a new album with a twist. He is bringing out a songbook of vintage-styled sheet-music that he wants others to perform and interpret. Michael Smith finds out if this is a new trend for our listening habits, or a comment on our disposable download culture.

December sees the opening of the new Furniture Galleries at the V&A, which tell the story of how British and European furniture has been made and decorated for over 600 years. Along with some of Britian's brightest and best new furniture designers, Tom Dyckhoff picks some of his favourites amongst the 200 pieces on display.

Mark Kermode talks caravanning, killing and comedy with Ben Wheatley, director of Sightseers, one of 2012's most hotly-tipped British films. And on the eve of a show at the Serpentine Gallery and a tribute from the BFI, a treat from the archive of avant-garde film-maker Jonas Mekas.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 30 Nov 2012 00:55

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon
Series Editor Janet Lee
Series Producer Emma Cahusac
Presenter Tom Dyckhoff
Presenter Michael Smith
Presenter Mark Kermode
Interviewed Guest Beck
Interviewed Guest Ben Wheatley
Interviewed Guest Lee Child

Broadcasts

  • Wed 28 Nov 2012 22:00
  • Wed 28 Nov 2012 23:20
  • Fri 30 Nov 2012 00:20
  • Fri 30 Nov 2012 00:30
  • Fri 30 Nov 2012 00:50
  • Fri 30 Nov 2012 00:55

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