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Bend It Like Beckham, Terry Frost, Jim Crace

June 17th, 2015

Episode 933 of 1303 episodes

John Wilson talks to Gurinder Chadha about the West End musical of her hit film Bend it Like Beckham, along with lyricist Charles Hart and composer Howard Goodall. Jim Crace talks about his book Harvest, announced as the winner of the prestigious International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. Terry Frost, who was one of the nation's leading abstract painters famous for his use of colour, is the subject of a new exhibition at Leeds Arts Gallery. Andrea Rose reviews. And Sir Roy Strong, former director of the National Portrait Gallery, celebrates his 80th birthday by posing as historical characters such as Henry VIII and Lincoln, for photographs taken by John Swannell.

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