December 8th, 2015
Episode 1059 of 1435 episodes
Andrew Graham-Dixon discusses his TV documentary about the Mona Lisa, in which state-of-the-art technology has been used on the painting and reveals secrets which could significantly alter our view of Leonardo's masterpiece. David Bowie's new stage show Lazarus - an adaptation of the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth - and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes' School of Rock have just opened in New York. Theatre critic David Cote reviews both productions. Sharon Bolton has set her latest thriller Little Black Lies in the Falkland Islands. She discusses the novel in which friendships are torn apart when one woman's sons are killed while in the care of her best friend, and the Islanders are having to deal with the reality that someone amongst them could be a killer. Julia Eccleshare and Young Adult Fiction writer Sophia McDougall make their recommendations for Children's and Young Adult books for Christmas. Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Jerome Weatherald.