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2015 Oscar Nominations, Russell T Davies

Matthew Sweet explores the 2015 Oscar nominations with critics Ian Christie and Karen Krizanovich. Plus TV dramatist Russell T Davies on his new projects Cucumber, Banana and Tofu.

Matthew Sweet looks at today's announcement of this year's Oscar nominations, focusing on the politics of the foreign film awards with critics Ian Christie, Karen Krizanovich and Phillip Bergson.

TV dramatist Russell T Davies discusses his new projects for Channel 4, E4 and 4OD. Respectively titled Cucumber, Banana, and Tofu, they explore the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life.

Cucumber is a drama which screens Thursdays on Channel 4 at 9pm from Jan 22nd for 3 weeks
Banana screens Thursdays on E4 at 10pm from Jan 22nd for 3 weeks
Tofu is an online documentary series available on 4OD

And as another icon of British Brutalist architecture - Birmingham's Central Library - faces the bulldozers, Dr Barnabas Calder, the author of the forthcoming book Raw Concrete, examines our love-hate relationship with the grey stuff.

Producer: Craig Templeton Smith.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • The Oscars

    Matthew Sweet focuses on the politics of the foreign film awards

    Duration: 20:18

  • Brutalist Architecture

    Dr Barnabas Calde examines our love-hate relationship with the grey stuff

    Duration: 06:20

  • Russell T Davies

    TV dramatist Russell T Davies discusses his new projects for Channel 4, E4 and 4OD

    Duration: 17:53

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest Phillip Bergson
Interviewed Guest Russell T Davies
Interviewed Guest Barnabas Calder
Producer Craig Templeton Smith

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