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The Nest, The Truth, The Bass Rock, Cranach at Compton Verney and Home Entertainment Recommendations

Charlotte Mullins, Bob and Roberta Smith and Laurence Scott join Tom Sutcliffe to review the week's arts including The Nest on BBC1 and The Truth starring Catherine Deneuve

The Nest is the new Sunday night drama on BBC1 that raises questions around the ethics of surrogacy as a wealthy couple invite a young woman whose past is not known to them into their lives.
The Truth is a French/Japanese production directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda who won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2018 for his film Shoplifters. It stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in the story of an ageing actress who publishes her memoirs and is confronted by her daughter.
Evie Wyld was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. Her new novel, The Bass Rock, tells the story of three generations of women whose fates are linked.
Two exhibitions at Compton Verney that have sadly had to close because of coronavirus are kept alive by our critics: Cranach: Artist and Innovator and Fabric: Touch and Identity.
And we suggest some culture that might already be on your shelves or on a screen near you to enjoy if you're stuck indoors.
Tom Sutcliffe's guests this week are Charlotte Mullins, Bob and Roberta Smith and Laurence Scott.

Podcast Extra recommendations
Bob: Paul Klee, On Modern Art
Certain Blacks, album by The Art Ensemble of Chicago
The Letters of Van Gogh

Charlotte: The Gallery of Lost Art - as she explains, what's left of it can be found at and via Tate website
The West Wing

Laurence: Star Trek: the Next Generation, all 7 seasons

Tom: Contagion and, as always, Call My Agent

Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Sarah Johnson

Image: Emily (SOPHIE RUNDLE) in The Nest
Credit: Mark Mainz / Studio Lambert / BBC

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46 minutes

The Nest

The Nest

The Nest starts at 21:00 on Sunday 22 March on BBC One.


Credit: Mark Mainz / Studio Lambert / BBC

The Truth

The Truth

The Truth is available to stream online from Friday 20 March, certificate PG.

Image: Fabienne Dangeville (CATHERINE DENEUVE)

Credit: Curzon Artificial Eye

Compton Verney

Compton Verney

Cranach: Artist and Innovator and Fabric: Touch and Identity are currently on display at Compton Verney, Warwickshire until Friday 20 March.  They currently plan to re-open on Friday 1 May, please see their website for further details. Cranach images are available online on several sites including the Cranach Digital Archive.

Image: Cranach Raqib Shaw Reflections on a journey without a compass after Cranach

Credit: Lucas Cranach © Compton Verney

The Bass Rock

The Bass Rock

Written by Evie Wyld and published by Penguin Random House on Thursday 26 March 2020

Image Credit: Urszula Soltys (2019)


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