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Simon Pegg in Man Up, Dennis Lehane, Occupy drama Temple

Arts news, including the writer and director of Temple, which is a play about the Occupy movement, author Dennis Lehane and new comedy Man Up. With Samira Ahmed.

In his new film Man Up, Simon Pegg plays Jack, a divorcee who goes on a blind date, but a case of mistaken identity at the first meeting has unexpected consequences. Naomi Alderman reviews the rom-com directed by Ben Palmer, best known for The Inbetweeners.

The American novelist Dennis Lehane has had four Hollywood films adapted from his novels: Mystic River, Shutter Island, Gone, Baby Gone and The Drop. Lehane discusses his new novel, World Gone By, a noir tale of American gangsters set in Miami during World War II.

Playwright Steve Waters and director Howard Davies discuss Temple, a fictionalised telling of the Occupy movement's 2011 protest at St Paul's Cathedral. Simon Russell Beale stars as the Dean of St Paul's who resigned in October 2011 after criticism of the way the situation was handled by the Cathedral.

As a lock of Mozart's hair goes up for auction at Sotheby's, curator Ross McFarlane from the Wellcome Collection discusses our fascination with grisly mementoes and why museums and private collectors are interested in these relics.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Olivia Skinner.

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30 minutes



  • Man Up

    Duration: 05:06

  • Occupy drama Temple

    Duration: 08:49

  • Michel Houellebecq

    Duration: 02:16

  • Mozart's hair

    Duration: 03:31

  • Dennis Lehane

    Duration: 08:09

Man Up

Man Up
Man Up is in cinemas from 29 May, certificate 15


Temple is at The Donmar Warehouse, London until Saturday 25 July

Image © Johan Persson

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane
World Gone By is available now.

Image © Diana Lucas Leavengood


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest Dennis Lehane
Interviewed Guest Steve Waters
Interviewed Guest Howard Davies
Interviewed Guest Ross McFarlane
Producer Olivia Skinner


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