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Hell or High Water, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Aravind Adiga

September 9th, 2016

Episode 1270 of 1333 episodes

Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges star in Hell or High Water, a modern day western and thriller from director David Mackenzie. Film writer Mark Eccleston reviews. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' 16th studio album, Skeleton Tree, is released today, alongside One More Time With Feeling, a filmed performance of the album interwoven with interviews and narration. Both works were completed after the death of Cave's son last year. Novelist and critic Matt Thorne reviews. Indian novelist Aravind Adiga, who won the Man Booker Prize for The White Tiger in 2008, discusses his latest book Selection Day, about two young brothers in Mumbai and their controlling father whose lives are focused on securing places in a leading cricket team. The National Gallery has been asked by the grandchildren of Matisse's muse Marg Moll to return a painting they claim was stolen from their family in the aftermath of World War Two. Their lawyer David Rowland explains why they want it back. With the announcement this week that Apple is dropping the universal 3.5mm jack from its new phones, writer Ben Wardle reflects on the popularity, the history, and the potential demise of the music fan's small silver friend. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Angie Nehring.

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