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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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30 minutes


  • Where's Willy?

    Duration: 09:57

  • Chris Lang

    Duration: 07:56

  • Quick Reads trail

    Duration: 01:21

  • Stuart Hall

    Duration: 08:24

Chris Lang

Chris Lang
Lee Ingleby and Hermione Norris
Photo credit: ITV

Innocent begins on ITV at 9 pm on Mon 24 May 

Main image: Michelangelo's David
Photo credit: Getty Images

Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall

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




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