Male full-frontal nudity, Chris Lang, Stuart Hall's memoirs
Arts news, interviews and reviews. Male nudity on screen discussed, Chris Lang, writer of new ITV drama Innocent and the memoirs of cultural theorist Stuart Hall.
Michael Fassbender was reportedly happy to be filmed completely naked in the film Shame, but compared with female nudity, male full-frontal shots are still rare on screen. What are the reasons for this disparity and what are the certification issues with representation of the male organ? The BBFC's David Austin and film critics Hannah McGill and Ryan Gilbey consider the long and the short of it.
Chris Lang, the critically-acclaimed writer and creator of ITV's Unforgotten, talks about his latest crime drama Innocent, starring Hermione Norris and Lee Ingleby.
Stuart Hall was a Jamaican-born cultural theorist, political activist and Marxist sociologist who arrived in Britain three years after the Empire Windrush in 1951 and was one of the founding figures of the school of thought that is now known as The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies. Gilane Tawadros and Professor Kurt Burling discuss what his memoir Familiar Stranger reveals about the man, as well as the impact his work has had on the way Britain's cultural life is understood.
Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Edwina Pitman.
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Chris LangLee Ingleby and Hermione Norris
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Innocent begins on ITV at 9 pm on Mon 24 May
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Stuart Hall's memoir Familiar Stranger is available now
Role Contributor Presenter Stig Abell Interviewed Guest David Austin Interviewed Guest Hannah McGill Interviewed Guest Ryan Gilbey Interviewed Guest Chris Lang Interviewed Guest Gilane Tawadros Interviewed Guest Kurt Burling Producer Edwina Pitman