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Irvine Welsh; The Wind Rises review; Rachel De-lahay

May 6th, 2014

Episode 364 of 1306 episodes

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh talks to Samira Ahmed about his new novel The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, which is set in contemporary Miami. Advertising expert Rory Sutherland unpicks the row over the Morrisons baguette beamed onto the Angel of the North. A cheeky stunt gone wrong or a violation of much-loved public art? Rachel De-lahay's new play Circles focusses on Birmingham's number 11 outer circle bus route and investigates cycles of violence and what it takes to break them. Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated film The Wind Rises has been announced as his last. The writer and director who brought us Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away bows out with the story of Jiro, a young man who dreams of flying and becomes a designer of aeroplanes as the Second World War looms. Critic Robbie Collin reviews.

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