Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, S-Town reviewed, Queer British art and gender neutral awards

The film Going In Style stars Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman as septuagenarians facing poverty after their pensions are cancelled and their bank threatens to foreclose on their homes. Desperate to support their families and pay the bills, they decide to hold up the local bank. They discuss this new genre of "geriatric lads" movies, the bad behaviour of some younger actors, and remember a time when they both did not have enough money to eat.

Podcasts have been around for over a decade, but with S-Town breaking all records with 16 million downloads this week, they have become a fixture in the mainstream cultural landscape. Radio critic Pete Naughton takes us through his top picks of the most exciting, innovative ones to listen to right now.

As the rainbow flag flies atop the Tate Britain in London to accompany its exhibition Queer British Art 1861-1967, curator Clare Barlow and artist Jack Tan discuss the ideas and issues raised by the show.

After the MTV Movie and TV awards have scrapped gender-specific categories, film critic Tim Robey discusses whether it's time to drop the gender tag altogether and how this might affect prestigious awards like the Oscars.

Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Rachel Simpson.

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Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman

Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman
Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman in Going in Style
Photo credit:Atsushi Nishijima
Copyright Warner Bros

Main image credit: As above
Going in Style is on general release, certificate 12A

Queer British Art

Queer British Art
Queer British Art 1861 - 1967 at Tate Britain until 1 Oct
Picture credit: Sappho and Erinna in a 
Garden at Mytilene
Solomon Simeon 1840 - 1905
Watercolour on Paper 
330 x 381 mm Tate Purchased 1990

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Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestMichael Caine
Interviewed GuestMorgan Freeman
Interviewed GuestPete Naughton
Interviewed GuestClare Barlow
Interviewed GuestJack Tan
Interviewed GuestTim Robey
PresenterStig Abell
ProducerRachel Simpson

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