Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot, Burne-Jones, Little Drummer Girl, A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Barbara Kingsolver
Gus Van Sant's Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, Burne-Jones at Tate Britain, Martin McDonagh at The Bridge Theatre, TV: Little Drummer Girl, Barbara Kingsolver's Unsheltered
Gus Van Sant's new film Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot is about John Callahan; the quadriplegic, alcoholic cartoonist whose work skewered the lives of disabled people and those who patronise them.
An exhibition of the work of pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones has opened at Tate Britain in London. Its their first major retrospective of his work for 75 years and includes works that have never been on public display before.
Following BBC TV's enormous success with The Night Manager there's a new leCarre drama - Little Drummer Girl
Martin McDonagh's play A Very Very Very Dark Matter has just opened at London's Bridge Theatre. It begins with the idea that Hans Christian Andersen kept a Congolese pygmy in a 3ft x 3ft box in his home and SHE wrote all his stories, living on a diet of sausages. And, oh yes! Charles Dickens also had one too...
Barbara Kingsolver's novel Unsheltered follows 2 parallel stories about families - nearly 150 years apart - sharing the same house
Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Blake Morrison, Elizabeth Day and Tom Shakespeare. The producer is Oliver Jones
Podcast extra choices:
Blake recommends Philip Larkin: Letters Home
Elizabeth recommends Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
Tom Shakespeare recommends Melmoth by Sarah Perry
Tom Sutcliffe recommends In The Dark podcast
Image: Edward Burne Jones, Adoration of the Magi, 1894.
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot
A Very Very Very Dark Matter
Image: Manuel Harlan