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Jennifer Aniston; Artists as Collectors; Indian Summers Review

February 10th, 2015

Episode 761 of 1337 episodes

Jennifer Aniston discusses her new film Cake, about a grieving woman suffering from chronic pain. With this serious low-budget role, for which she received a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination, has she finally stepped out of the shadow of Friends? Magnificent Obsessions is a new exhibition at the Barbican in London which focuses on the artist as collector. Many post-war and contemporary artists are represented, including the possessions of Howard Hodgkin, Edmund de Waal, Damien Hirst and Peter Blake. The show's curator Lydia Yee gives John Wilson a personal tour. Indian Summers is Channel 4's new 10 part period drama, reportedly the most expensive they've ever made. The series stars Julie Walters and explores life in the plantations of northern India as the Empire begins to crumble. Shahidha Bari reviews. As Bob Dylan hits out at critics who say he can't sing, singer Tom Robinson and critic Neil McCormick discuss the importance of personality vs technical ability in a singer's voice. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Ellie Bury.

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