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Harrison Birtwistle; The Grandmaster; Christmas boxset recommendations; Wonder Woman's historical significance

December 4th, 2014

Episode 666 of 1502 episodes

The composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle discusses his music as a season celebrating his 80th birthday begins at London's Southbank Centre. Iain Lee reviews The Grandmaster, the new film from Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai, which traces the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man, who taught Bruce Lee. Boyd Hilton receommends the boxsets that should be making their way into stockings this Christmas. "Great Hera!" - Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, discusses the strange origins of this female superhero inspired by early 20th century feminism and created by man. Producer: Ellie Bury Presenter: Samira Ahmed.

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