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Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Composer Howard Blake, Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

Biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody, reviewed, plus composer Howard Blake looks back at his career at 80.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, is finally in cinemas after eight years in the making. During production, two leading actors quit the project before Rami Malek took on the role of Freddie Mercury, Kate Mossman considers if film is worth the wait.

As he approaches his 80th birthday this week, the conductor and composer Howard Blake looks back over his career which has included more than 700 compositions, including the music for 65 films – most famously for The Snowman - and his Piano Concerto to mark Princess Diana’s 30th birthday.

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture is worth £30,000 to the winning artist recognised for their contribution to contemporary sculpture. This week an exhibition opens at Hepworth Wakefield showing the shortlisted artists Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Magali Reus, Phillip Lai and Cerith Wyn Evans. Art critic Adrian Searle considers their work and what they tell us about sculpture in the UK today.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Kate Bullivant

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28 minutes

Freddie Mercury biopic

Freddie Mercury biopic
Bohemian Rhapsody Band 
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

Bohemian Rhapsody is on general release, cert 12A

Main image: Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody
Photo credit:  20th Century Fox

Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

Orbital I, 2018 
© Mona Hatoum 
Photo © White Cube
(Ollie Hammick)

See the shortlisted works at the Hepworth Wakefield from
26 Oct until 20 Jan 2019

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