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John Dee, Marty Feldman show, Tibor Reich, Christopher Edge

Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including a review of the exhibition Scholar, Courtier, Magician: the Lost Library of John Dee and a look at new Marty Feldman play Jeepers Creepers.

Scholar, Courtier, Magician: the Lost Library of John Dee (1527-1609) is a new exhibition which focuses on the work of the famous mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, imperialist, alchemist and spy who was a common presence in the court of Elizabeth I. Glyn Parry gives his response to the work on display.

Marty Feldman, the British comedy writer, comedian and actor, rose to fame writing shows like radio's Round the Horne and The Frost Report and starring in films including Young Frankenstein. A new play, Jeepers Creepers directed by Monty Python's Terry Jones, charts Feldman's move to Hollywood and his struggles with his new-found fame. Mic Wright reviews.

The Whitworth in Manchester is celebrating the centenary of pioneering designer Tibor Reich with a major retrospective. Reich, a Hungarian Jew forced to flee to Britain by the Nazis, is credited with modernising British textile design with projects such as Concorde, Coventry Cathedral, the Royal Yacht Britannia and Windsor Castle. Curator Frances Pritchard discusses the exhibition.

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge deals with matters of grief, quantum physics and parallel worlds. The author explains why he chose to tackle these subjects in a children's book.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes


  • Jeepers Creepers

    Duration: 04:56

  • John Dee

    Duration: 06:16

  • Christopher Edge

    Duration: 06:49

  • Three three an a third

    Duration: 04:14

  • Tibor Reich

    Duration: 05:13

John Dee

John Dee

Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee. 

The Royal College of Physicians - 18 January to 29 July 2016

Jeepers Creepers

Jeepers Creepers

Jeepers Creepers directed by Terry Jones runs at the Lounge, Leicester Square, London until 18 February 2016.

Main image: Steve Ullathorne

Tibor Reich

Tibor Reich
Tibor Reich runs at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester from 29 January to August 2016.

Christopher Edge

Christopher Edge
The Many Lives of Albie Bright is published by Nosy Crow.


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Glyn Parry
Interviewed Guest Mic Wright
Interviewed Guest Frances Pritchard
Interviewed Guest Christopher Edge
Producer Jerome Weatherald




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