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Michael Caine, Wagner's music in Israel, V&A Dundee

Sir Michael Caine looks back on his career in Hollywood which he has seen him act alongside Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone and even the Muppets.

Hollywood legend Sir Michael Caine returns to the big screen in King of Thieves, the second cinematic adaptation of the infamous Hatton Garden burglary in 2015. The south London born actor looks back at his varied career, which he has seen him act alongside Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone and even the Muppets and also become synonymous darker criminal roles, in films such as Get Carter, Harry Brown and the Italian Job.

When Israel Public Radio recently broadcast part of Wagnar's Gotterdammerung or the Twilight of the Gods, it caused a furore leading the station issued an apology. This is because since 1938 there has been an understanding that, because for his anti-Semitism, Wagner's music is neither performed nor broadcast in Israel. Stig talks to Jonathan Livni, founder of Wagner in Israel, who is in favour of lifting the ban, and Yael Cherniavsky, the conductor and soprano, who used to run the offending radio network, who disagrees.

Scotland's first design museum, the £80 million Victorian & Albert Dundee, opens this weekend on the city's waterfront. It will have a permanent collection which promises to tell the story of Scotland's design heritage. Art critic Moira Jeffrey has visited Dundee and lets us know if the museum lives up to its grand design.

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Wagner in Israel

Wagner in Israel

Image: Richard Wagner

Find out more about the Israel Wagner Society

Michael Caine

Michael Caine

King of Thieves in in UK cinemas from 14 September 2018, certificate 15.


Main image above: Sir Michael Caine

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Image to the right: (from Left) Ray Winstone, Paul Whitehouse, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent and Tom Courtenay in King of Thieves



V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee

The V&A Dundee building opens on 15 September 2018 with the exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed and Style.  The opening is marked by the 2-day 3D Festival on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September 2018, which features musical performances and makers workshops. Friday's show with Primal Scream, Lewis Capaldi and Be Charlotte is broadcast on BBC2 Scotland from 9.00pm.

Image: The V&A Dundee

Image credit: Hufton + Crow




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