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Alien: Covenant, Giacometti retrospective, How should museums reflect changing social attitudes, Jamestown

Alien: Covenant review; how should museums reflect contemporary views; Giacometti retrospective.

The latest Alien film is a prequel to the 1979 original. Rhianna Dhillon assesses how Alien: Covenant fits into the series and looks at Michael Fassbender's role as not one but two robots.

A gong surrounded by ivory tusks was removed from display at Sandringham House last week amid ethical concerns. To discuss how museums should reflect changing views in contemporary society Emma Dabiri is joined by cultural commentator Tiffany Jenkins and curator and writer Priya Khanchandani.

The elongated human sculptures from artist Alberto Giacometti are some of the most recognizable works of modern art. As Tate Modern opens the UK's first major retrospective of his work for 20 years, art critic William Feaver gives the low down on the somewhat mythical Swiss painter-sculptor.

Jamestown is a new Sky 1 drama set in one of the first British settlements in America in the early 17th century. It begins as a group of women arrive from the UK, paid to travel to the colony to marry men they have never met. Writer Bill Gallagher reveals how the story of these women inspired the drama.

Presenter: Emma Dabiri
Producer: Hannah Robins

(Main Image: scene from Alien Covenant with Carmen Ejogo (rhs) and Amy Seimetz on the left. Credit: Twentieth Century Fox).

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Alien: Covenant review

    Duration: 05:29

  • How should museums reflect contemporary views

    Duration: 08:18

  • Giacometti retrospective

    Duration: 06:30

  • Jamestown - writer Bill Gallagher reveals what inspired the drama.

    Duration: 07:08

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant is in cinemas nationwide from Friday, 12 May 2017, certificate 15. 

Image: scene from  Alien: Covenant with Katherine Waterson.   Credit:  Twentieth Century Fox

 

 



Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

The Giacometti exhibition at Tate Modern in London opens on Wednesday and runs until 10 September 2017.  

Image credit: Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966, Man Pointing 1947, bronze sculpture, Tate, purchased 1949. © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris), licensed in the UK by ACS and DACS, London 2016

 

Jamestown

Jamestown

Episode 1 of Jamestown is available to watch on Sky Go now, and the series continues on Sky One on Friday at 9pm.

Image: L-R  Naomi Battrick, Sophie Rundle and Niamh Walsh.  Credit:  Sky One

 

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Interviewed Guest Rhianna Dhillon
Interviewed Guest Tiffany Jenkins
Interviewed Guest Priya Khanchandani
Interviewed Guest William Feaver
Interviewed Guest Bill Gallagher
Presenter Emma Dabiri
Producer Hannah Robins

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