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Born to be blue, Antonello Manacorda, Shari Lapena, The Body Extended

July 21st, 2016

Episode 1231 of 1336 episodes

Ethan Hawke stars as the jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker in the new biopic Born to be Blue which covers the musician's comeback in the late 1960s. Jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph reviews. Conductor Antonello Manacorda on Glyndebourne's new production of Berlioz's comic opera Beatrice et Benedict, based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics is a new exhibition at the Henry Moore institute in Leeds which explores how artists have responded to developments in prosthetics technology, especially after the First World War. The curator, Lisa Le Feuvre, explains how artists were first involved in making artificial body parts and how that has inspired their art. Shari Lapena's debut crime novel The Couple Next Door begins with the disappearance of a baby whose parents are next door at a dinner party, and the narrative explores all perspectives and everyone is under suspicion. Having previously written literary novels, she reveals why she'll be sticking with the thriller genre. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Angie Nehring.

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