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The Death of Stalin, Philip Pullman, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Albion, Gunpowder

Armandao Iannucci's the Death of Stalin, Philip Pullman's new trilogy: Part 1, La Belle Sauvage, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov at Tate Modern, Albion by Mike Bartlett, Gunpowder on BBC1.

Armando Iannucci's film The Death of Stalin is described as "A comedy of terrors" and "A comedy of hysteria". How funny can a film about the death of the man whose regime saw the murder of hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens actually be?
There's a new trilogy of Philip Pullman books on the way; it's both the sequel and prequel to His Dark Materials. We're looking at Part 1 of The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage
An exhibition of work by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov at Tate Modern in London profiles the lives of 2 Russian conceptual artists from their beginnings, un-sanctioned by the state, to their more modern, still uncompromising work
Albion is the latest play by Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III) opening at London's Almeida Theatre
Gunpowder; a Guy Fawkes drama beginning on BBC1 comes in 3 episodes - concluding just in time for Bonfire Night

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Melissa Harrison, Alex Preston and Amanda Craig. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin is in cinemas now, certificate 15

Albion

Albion

Albion is at London’s Almeida Theatre until 24 November

Image: Marc Brenner

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman

The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage is published by Penguin

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future is at Tate Modern in London until 28 January 2018.

Image: The Appearance of the Collage #10 © Ilya & Emilia Kabakov/Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy Pace Gallery

Gunpowder

Gunpowder

Gunpowder begins on Saturday 21 October at 9:10pm on BBC One


Podcast recommendations

Melissa recommends: A Black Fox Running by Brian Carter

Alex recommends: The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris 

Amanda recommends: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell 

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Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Melissa Harrison
Interviewed Guest Alex Preston
Interviewed Guest Amanda Craig
Producer Oliver Jones

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