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Carsten Holler Exhibition; Patrick Marber; New Children's Laureate

June 9th, 2015

Episode 927 of 1502 episodes

Artist Carsten Holler's new exhibition, Decisions, plunges gallery visitors into situations where they are forced to make choices, from whether or not to eat a mysterious pill to whether to leave the exhibition through the door or down a giant slide. Rachel Cooke reviews. John Wilson talks to playwright Patrick Marber about his latest play for the National Theatre, The Red Lion, which follows the fortunes of a minor league football club, a long way from the glitz and wealth of the premiership. Channel 4's new Artificial Intelligence drama Humans follows big screen hits Her and Transcendence in exploring the potential of robots. Computer Science lecturer Dr Sean Holden reviews. Chris Riddell takes over from Malorie Blackman as the new Waterstones Children's Laureate today. Riddell, who is an author of children's books, an illustrator and a political cartoonist, talks to John about what he hopes to achieve in his new two-year role. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Olivia Skinner.

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