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Bourne, Man Booker Prize long list, The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Presidential campaign music.

July 27th, 2016

Episode 1236 of 1502 episodes

Bourne is back. But 14 years since Matt Damon starred in The Bourne Identity, does the franchise still thrill in a world of super-hackers and government surveillance? Antonia Quirke joins John Wilson to review Jason Bourne. The Man Booker prize long list was announced today. Critics Alex Clarke and Toby Lichtig consider this year's runners and riders. The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is celebrating its bicentenary with an exhibition displaying 150 illuminated manuscripts from its collection, ranging from prayer books of European royalty to alchemical scrolls. John travels to Cambridge to find out more. Presidential hopefuls have long known of the power of a good pop tune when it comes to firing up a crowd. So what's scoring the Trump and Clinton rallies, and what does it say about their respective campaigns? American columnist, Katie Puckrik dons her headphones.

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