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Born to be blue, Antonello Manacorda, Shari Lapena, The Body Extended

Jazz musician Julian Joseph reviews the new film about Chet Baker, conductor Antonello Manacorda discusses Berlioz, how prosthetics have inspired artists, and author Shari Lapena.

Ethan Hawke stars as the jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker in the new biopic Born to be Blue which covers the musician's comeback in the late 1960s. Jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph reviews.

Conductor Antonello Manacorda on Glyndebourne's new production of Berlioz's comic opera Beatrice et Benedict, based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics is a new exhibition at the Henry Moore institute in Leeds which explores how artists have responded to developments in prosthetics technology, especially after the First World War. The curator, Lisa Le Feuvre, explains how artists were first involved in making artificial body parts and how that has inspired their art.

Shari Lapena's debut crime novel The Couple Next Door begins with the disappearance of a baby whose parents are next door at a dinner party, and the narrative explores all perspectives and everyone is under suspicion. Having previously written literary novels, she reveals why she'll be sticking with the thriller genre.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Angie Nehring.

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30 minutes


  • Born to Be Blue reviewed by Julian Joseph

    Duration: 06:39

  • The Body Extended

    Duration: 07:18

  • Antonello Manacorda

    Duration: 07:13

  • Shari Lapena

    Duration: 05:46

Born to be Blue

Born to be Blue
Born to be Blue is in cinemas from Monday 25 July, certificate 15.

Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is published by Penguin Random House.

Antonello Manacorda

Antonello Manacorda
Beatrice et Benedict is playing at Glyndebourne until 27 August.

The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics

The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics

The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics is showing at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds until 23 October 2016.

Image: Rebecca Horn, 'Finger Gloves' 1972

Photo: Achim Thod





Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Angie Nehring
Interviewed Guest Julian Joseph
Interviewed Guest Antonello Manacorda
Interviewed Guest Lisa Le Feuvre
Interviewed Guest Shari Lapena




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