Filth and Masters of Sex

Irvine Welsh's book Filth hits the big screen with a bang - and bagpipes - as James McAvoy takes on the role of Scotland's bad lieutenant. It is directed by Jon S Baird and also stars Imogen Poots, John Sessions and Eddie Marsan.

Richard Eyre directs a new production of Ibsen's controversial masterpiece Ghosts starring Lesley Manville at the Almeida Theatre in London.

Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art at the British Museum and The Night of Longing at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge are complementary exhibitions showcasing the extraordinary body of erotic pictures in early modern Japan.

Masters of Sex starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan is a new American tv drama on Channel 4 which brings to life the 50s research of William Masters and Virginia Johnson in their pioneering work on sex.

And Marriage Material is Sathnam Sanghera's transposition of Arnold Bennett's The Old Wives' Tale to the Black Country of more recent decades, as he tells a tale of two generations of a Punjabi shopkeeping family in Wolverhampton.

Antonia Quirke, Kevin Jackson and Kamila Shamsie join Tom Sutcliffe.

Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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Sat 5 Oct 2013 19:15


Filth is in cinemas across the UK from Friday 4 October, certificate 18. 

Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex begins on Channel 4 on Tuesday 8 October at 9pm. 

Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art

Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art is at the British Museum in London from 3 October 2013 to 5 January 2014. Admission is free.

The night of longing: Love and the sex trade in Japanese prints

The night of longing: Love and desire in Japanese prints is at the Fitzwilliam Museum from Tue 1 October 2013 to Sun 12 January 2014 and admission is free.


Ghosts is at the Almeida Theatre in London until 23 Nov 2013.

Marriage Material

Marriage Material by Sathnam Sanghera is out now, published by William Heinemann.


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Sutcliffe
Interviewed GuestAntonia Quirke
Interviewed GuestKevin Jackson
Interviewed GuestKamila Shamsie
ProducerSarah Johnson

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