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John Simm in Prey; Privacy at the Donmar; Simon Armitage's Troy; Exhibition; Chris Marker

Tom Sutcliffe discusses Privacy, a play about surveillance at the Donmar, Simon Armitage's Last Days of Troy, John Simm in police drama Prey, and Chris Marker at the Whitechapel.

Privacy is a new play at London's Donmar Warehouse, looking at the way we inadvertently give away valuable private information through our use of modern communication technology - phones, computers. Is this a surprise?

Director Joanna Hogg's third film, Exhibition, continues her exploration of a very British awkwardness in the ways we relate to each other and our environment. It's a quiet film but does it have an important message?

The Last Days of Troy is Simon Armitage's theatrical reimagining of Greek Legend; telling timeless tales in modern language.

John Simm plays a policeman framed for a crime he didn't commit and determined to clear his name in Prey. The creative team behind it have tried to make it edgier and visually unconventional. Is it a cut above the usual police drama?

Chris Marker was a French artist whose work influenced film-makers including Terry Gilliam and James Cameron. An exhibition at London's Whitechapel Gallery looking back at his life is crammed full of imaginative peculiarities and controversial items.

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45 minutes

Privacy

Privacy, by James Graham, is at the Donmar Warehouse in London until 31 May 2014.

Exhibition

Directed by Joanna Hogg, Exhibition is in cinemas from Friday 25 April 2014, certificate 15.

Prey

Prey starts on ITV on Monday 28 April 2014 at 9pm.

The Last Days of Troy

The Last Days of Troy, by Simon Armitage, is published in hardback on 1 May 2014 by Faber & Faber. 

Chris Marker

Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat is on display at Whitechapel Gallery in London until 22 June 2014.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Producer Philip Sellars

Broadcast

  • Sat 26 Apr 2014 19:15

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