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Oliver Stone's Snowden, The Famous Five, Sex scenes, Wynford Dewhurst

Oliver Stone's new film about the whistleblower Edward Snowden reviewed, the Christmas books market, including the Ladybird and The Famous Five spoofs, artist Wynford Dewhurst.

Oliver Stone's new film Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the controversial employee of the National Security Agency in the US who leaked thousands of classified documents to the press in 2013. Science journalist Angela Saini reviews.

The Christmas books market has been flooded this year with titles that poke fun at everything from Ladybird to I-Spy books. Author Bruno Vincent explains his modern take on Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series, and journalist Cathy Rentzenbrink discusses the phenomenon that is shaking up the bestseller lists this year.

Following the recent reaction from actors about inappropriate behaviour on film sets, writer Karen Krizanovich and actor Malcolm Sinclair give their take on the issue.

The artist Wynford Dewhurst, born in Manchester in 1864, was a proud Brit and a devoted Francophile. He was a conservative by nature who championed Impressionism at the time it was regarded as a radical art movement. Dewhurst was passionate about the work of Claude Monet and his mastery of Monet's technique led to him being dubbed Manchester's Monet. Curator Roger Brown discusses an artist who played an important role in opening British minds to the Impressionists.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes


  • Snowden

    Duration: 05:10

  • The Famous Five

    Duration: 07:01

  • Sex Scenes

    Duration: 08:35

  • Wynford Dewhurst

    Duration: 06:29


Snowden is on general release from 9 December, certificate 15

Main picture shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden

Wynford Dewhurst Retrospective

Wynford Dewhurst Retrospective

The Picnic1908 
Photograph © Manchester City Galleries
Wynford Dewhurst exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery until
23 April 2017



Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Angela Saini
Interviewed Guest Vincent Bruno
Interviewed Guest Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest Malcolm Sinclair
Interviewed Guest Roger Brown
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald




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