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Babylon; Wendy Cope; border crossing theatre; North Korean art

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Including a review of Babylon, the new series from the creators of Peep Show, and poet Wendy Cope on a new collection of prose.

Babylon, a new series from the creators of Peep Show, returns for a series after appearing on Channel 4 as a pilot. Brit Marling and James Nesbitt star in this fly on the wall satire about the police. Documentary film maker Roger Graef reviews.

Poet Wendy Cope discusses her new book, Life, Love and the Archers, a collection of her prose which includes reviews, essays and recollections from her childhood.

We get a rare glimpse of artistic life in North Korea at an exhibition inside the country's secluded London embassy.

And Samira takes part in a new immersive theatre experience from the National Theatre of Wales by attempting to cross the border from England.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Babylon

    Duration: 04:53

  • North Korean art

    Duration: 06:44

  • Wendy Cope

    Duration: 07:42

  • Bordergame

    Duration: 08:28

Babylon

Babylon

Babylon the series begins on Channel 4 on Thursday 13 November at 10pm.


North Korean art

North Korean art

DPR Korea Fine Art Exhibition is at the North Korean embassy in London until Friday 7 November 2014. 

Image:  A collection of Kim Hun's paintings. Photo by Jerome Weatherald.

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope

Life, Love and The Archers by Wendy Cope is available in hardback and e-book from Thursday 6 November 2014.

Photo: Adrian Harvey 

Bordergame

Bordergame

Bordergame from the National Theatre Wales and The Space is at covert locations between Bristol and Newport and Online from Thursday 6 November to Friday 21 November 2014.


Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Ellie Bury
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Wendy Cope
Interviewed Guest Roger Graef
Interviewed Guest Bevan Magama
Interviewed Guest John McGrath
Interviewed Guest John Norton

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