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Philip Glass; Michael Douglas plays Liberace; P D James on Philip Larkin

Julian Clary reviews Behind the Candelabra with Michael Douglas as Liberace, Philip Glass on his opera about Walt Disney, PD James' Cultural Exchange and a French zombie drama.

With Mark Lawson

Comedian Julian Clary reviews Steven Soderbergh's film Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas as Liberace, with Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thorson.

American composer Philip Glass discusses his latest opera, The Perfect American, which imagines the last few months of Walt Disney's life. It's based on the novel by Peter Stephan Jungk and directed by Phelim McDermott, and is Philip Glass's 24th opera.

Novelist P D James reveals her choice for the Cultural Exchange, in which leading creative minds share their passion for a favourite work. She nominates a poem by Philip Larkin.

Channel 4's first subtitled drama for two decades, French zombie drama The Returned, is reviewed by novelist Denise Mina.

Producer Stephen Hughes.

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30 minutes

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Mon 3 Jun 2013 19:15

Chapters

  • Behind The Candelabra

    Comedian Julian Clary reviews Steven Soderbergh's film Behind the Candelabra

    Duration: 06:44

  • Philip Glass: The Perfect American

    American composer Philip Glass discusses his latest opera, The Perfect American

    Duration: 10:43

  • The Returned

    Novelist, Denise Mina reviews Channel 4's first subtitled French zombie drama,The Returned

    Duration: 03:46

  • Cultural Exchange: P.D. James

    Novelist P.D. James nominates a poem, The Explosion by Philip Larkin

    Duration: 06:39

Behind The Candelabra

 Behind The Candelabra is released in UK cinemas on 7th June, certificate 15.

The Perfect American

The Perfect American, based on Peter Stephan Jungk’s novel and written by Philip Glass, runs at ENO's London Coliseum until 28th June. 

The Returned

The Returned starts on Channel 4 on Sunday 9th June at 9pm.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest Phillip Glass
Interviewed Guest PD James
Producer Stephen Hughes
Editor John Goudie

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