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What They Had, Dressed, Renaissance Nudes, Maggie Gee, Mother Father Son

Hilary Swank in What They Had, Dressed - the healing power of clothes, Renaissance Nudes at the RA, Maggie Gee's new novel - Blood, Richard Gere in Mother Father Son on BBC2

Hilary Swank stars in What They Had; a film which deals with the effects Alzheimer's Disease can have on the family of a loved one
Dressed was a big hit in Edinburgh last year, winning a Fringe First Award. It investigates the healing power of clothes. Following a traumatic experience, a young woman decides to create her entire wardrobe of clothes herself as her own way of coping
The latest exhibition at London's Royal Academy looks at Renaissance Nudes. Transferring from The Getty Centre in LA, it has many extraordianry works which have never come to the UK before.
Blood is Maggie Gee's new novel. About a deputy head-teacher on the run after her father has been found badly beaten and bloodied. He had plenty of people who loathed him but his daughter Monica falls under suspicion
It's more than 3 decades since Richard Gere made a TV series. In Mother Father Son on BBC2, he plays the patriarch of a super-powerful media mogul with personal family problems

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Rosie Boycott, Tom Dyckhoff and Muriel Zagha. The producer is Oliver Jones

Podcastextra recommendations:

Rosie: the joy of making pots, The novels of T C Boyle and The Uninhabitable Earth
Tom D: The music of Talk Talk
Muriel: The Christian Dior Exhibition at The V+A, films about birth, The Geneva Ceramics Museum
Tom S: The York Museum Ceramics collection, The Dropout podcast

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What They Had

What They Had

What They Had (Cert 15) is in cinemas everywhere

dressed.

dressed.

dressed runs at The Battersea Arts Centre until 2nd March then transferring to Edinburgh and Glasgow  

Image: Lidia Crisafulli

Blood

Blood

Blood by Maggie Gee is published by Fentum Press

Photo: Nick Rankin

The Renaissance Nude

The Renaissance Nude

The Renaissance Nude is at The Royal Academy in London until 2nd June

Photo: Raphael, The Three Graces, c. 1517-18. Red chalk on paper, 20.3 x 25.8 cm. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

MotherFatherSon

MotherFatherSon

MotherFatherSon is on BBC 2 on 4th March

Podcast recommendations

Rosie recommends The Uninhabitable Earth by Davi Wallace Wells and TC Boyle's Outside Looking In

Muriel recommends Dior: Designer of Dreams and films about birth

Tom Dyckhoff recommends the music of Talk Talk

Tom Sutcliffe recommends The Dropout

Ceramics enthusiasts might also be interested in the Ariana Museum and Centre of Ceramic Art


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