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Free Thinking - Photographers Dorothy Bohm, Wolfgang Suschitzky, Neil Libbert. Carry On Films.

May 24th, 2016

Episode 1143 of 1341 episodes

Matthew Sweet joins curator Katy Barron and three photographers, Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert, all now over 75, to explore a show that offers an account of the twentieth century seen through their eyes. Still image then gives way to the moving image as Matthew considers what the much heralded new Carry On film may have to offer and what the original films tell us about the historical and social context from which they emerged. To ponder both the old and the new in Carry Ons he's joined by actress Jacki Piper, film historian Graham McCann and screenwriter David McGillivray. And author and former editor of the Catholic Herald Peter Stanford considers the role of relics as a bone fragment believed to come from St Thomas Becket travels from Hungary to be displayed at Canterbury. Unseen London, Paris, New York 1930s-60s: Photographs by Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert is at the Ben Uri Gallery in London from May 20th to August 27th. Dorothy Bohm also has work on show at the Jewish Museum in London looking at Sixties London from 28 April - 29 August 2016 Between 1958 and 1992 there were 31 Carry On films made. Plans have been announced at Cannes to make a series of new films. The fragment of bone is the centrepiece of a week-long pilgrimage in London and Kent. Peter Stanford is the author of books about Judas, the Devil, Cardinal Hume, Catholics and Sex, Heaven, A Life of Christ. Producer: Zahid Warley

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