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David Attenborough on painter John Craxton, Wonder Wheel, #MeToo poetry anthology

Arts news, interviews and reviews. David Attenborough reveals why he loves the work of painter John Craxton and a new anthology of #MeToo poetry.

David Attenborough talks about the art of his friend the painter John Craxton as a new exhibition Charmed Lives in Greece opens at the British Museum.

Deborah Alma has edited #MeToo, an anthology of poetry by women, rallying against sexual assault and harassment. She is joined by poet and human rights lawyer Mona Arshi to discuss poetry as activism.

Woody Allen's film Wonder Wheel is released this week. In the light of renewed allegations of sexual assault from his adopted daughter, Anna Smith reviews the film and considers Allen's reputation in Hollywood.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Julian May.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Sir David Attenborough

    Duration: 11:59

  • Wonder Wheel

    Duration: 05:47

  • #MeToo

    Duration: 10:31

Charmed Lives in Greece

Charmed Lives in Greece

John Craxton Still Life with
Three Sailors
, 1980-85.
Tempera on canvas. Private Collection, UK. ©2018 Craxton Estate/DACS

Charmed Lives in Greece at the British Museum until 15 July
Admission free

Wonder Wheel

Wonder Wheel
Kate Winslet 
Photo credit: Warner Bros

Wonder Wheel is on in most cinemas from Fri 9 Mar, cert 12A

Poetry

Poetry
Deborah Alma is the
Emergency Poet

The poetry anthology #MeToo is available now 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest David Attenborough
Interviewed Guest Deborah Alma
Interviewed Guest Mona Arshi
Interviewed Guest Anna Smith
Producer Julian May

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