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Peterloo, George Saunders, Posy Simmonds, Klimt/Schiele, debbie tucker green, Doing Money

Mike Leigh's film Peterloo, illustrated story books from George Saunders and Posy Simmonds, Klimt and Schiele at The Royal Academy, debbie tucker green - Ear For Eye, Doing Money.

Mike Leigh's film Peterloo is his biggest budget film. 200 years ago mounted yeomanry massacred unarmed protesters in Manchester who had gathered to demand their rights. The story is not often taught in schools and this film aims to increase public awareness of the barbarity and indifference of the authorities.
We're reviewing 2 illustrated story books; Booker Prize winner George Saunders follows up Lincoln In The Bardo with a story apparently written by a fox. Also Posy Simmonds "Cassandra Darke" about love and dark machinations in world of fine art trading.
Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were near-contemporaries on the Viennese art scene if the late 1800s. A new exhibition at London's Royal Academy shows a selection of their drawings; erotic, tender, explicit, ethereal, beautiful and intimate
Olivier and BAFTA award-winning playwright debbie tucker green's new play at The Royal Court Theatre in London is ear for eye, described as "a play about protest and the black body in the UK and US today” containing “snapshots of some experiences of protest; violence versus non-violence, direct action versus demonstrations”. Doing Money is a one-off drama for BBC TV about sex trafficking of Eastern European women. The writer Gwyneth Hughes also recently adapted Vanity Fair; the contrast could hardly be greater.
Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Ayesha Hazarika, Liz Jensen and Robert Hanks. The producer is Oliver Jones

Podcast Extra selections:
Liz recommends The British Library's selection of Mervyn Peake's manuscripts
Ayesha recommends Tunng
Robert recommends Day Of The Outlaw
Tom recommends Room 237

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Ear For Eye

Ear For Eye
Ear For Eye is on at the Royal Court Theatre in London until 24 November
Image:  Stephen Cummiskey

Peterloo

Peterloo
Peterloo is in cinemas now, certificate 12A

Klimt / Schiele

Klimt / Schiele
Klimt / Schiele is at the Royal Academy of Arts in London until 3 February 2019
Image: Egon Schiele, The Cellist, 1910 - black crayon and watercolour on packing paper, 44.7 x 31.2 cm; The Albertina Museum, Vienna

Doing Money

Doing Money
Doing Money airs on BBC Two Monday 5 November at 9pm

Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds

Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds
Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds is published by Penguin
Image: Victor Schiferli

George Saunders

George Saunders
Fox 8: A Story by George Saunders is published by Bloomsbury
Image: Chloe Aftel

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