June 15th, 2012
Episode 157 of 1249 episodes
Anne McElvoy asks Director David Cronenberg if he sees himself as a political commentator, or are his films all about the spectacle? Lord Robert Winston criticised the Cultural Olympiad for the lack of science in the four-year celebration. Anne McElvoy is joined by Lord Winston and the historian of science Richard Holmes to discuss the relationship between science and the arts. This week marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands war, and Anne McElvoy talks to authors Carlos Gamerro. His novel âThe Islandsâ, recently translated in English, gives a surreal account of the war and explores its impact on the Argentinian psyche. And artist Rachel Whiteread's first permanent public commission in this country - a new faÃ§ade for the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Anne is joined by the art critic for The Times, Rachel Campbell-Johnston.