Reading prison and Oscar Wilde, The Collection, Venice Film Festival, Bjork digital
Art inspired by Reading Gaol's most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde; Bjork goes digital at Somerset House; best of Venice Film Festival; and court-room drama on trial.
As it opens to the public for the first time, John Wilson visits Reading Prison, the location of a new project which sees artists respond to the work of the jail's most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde.
Created by Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives writer, Oliver Goldstick, The Collection is Amazon Prime Video's new series. Set in post-war Paris it combines family drama with haute couture. Daily Telegraph fashion editor, Lisa Armstrong, reviews.
Björk, famed for her experimental style, now opens a new exhibition of immersive virtual reality experiences set to her last album Vilnicura. It includes one film shot from inside the singer's mouth. We review with Kate Mossman.
With the Venice Film Festival in full swing across the continent Jason Solomons reports back on the films causing a stir.
The trial of Helen Titchner for attempted murder begins on Sunday's edition of The Archers. Over a week, the ins and outs of her relationship with abusive husband Rob will be played out in court. Will there be shock confessions, surprise witnesses, and legal spats? Crime writer and playwright, Denise Mina, describes the dilemmas of writing a court scene.
The Collection reviewed by Lisa Armstrong
Bjork Digital reviewed by Kate Mossman
Venice Film Festival reviewed by Jason Solomons
Court trials in popular culture
Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison
The CollectionThe Collection is available on Amazon Prime on Friday 2 September.
Venice Film FestivalJason Solomons reports from the Venice Film Festival.
Trials in Popular CultureWriter and playright Denise Mina reports on trials in popular culture.
Role Contributor Presenter John Wilson Interviewed Guest Lisa Armstrong Interviewed Guest Kate Mossman Interviewed Guest Jason Solomons Interviewed Guest Denise Mina
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