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Ricky Tomlinson; The Driver; Francesca Rhydderch; Anselm Kiefer

September 23rd, 2014

Episode 562 of 1502 episodes

Ricky Tomlinson and playwright Neil Gore talk to John Wilson about United We Stand, a new play which looks at the controversial criminal prosecution that followed the 1972 national building workers' strike; Dreda Say Mitchell reviews The Driver, BBC1's new drama starring David Morrissey whose life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself moonlighting for a criminal gang. Also on the programme, Francesca Rhydderch, who's been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, reveals the research she undertook for her entry, The Taxidermist's Daughter; and this week the German artist Anselm Kiefer, whose 40-year career wrestles with the darkness of Germany's history, has his first major UK retrospective. The exhibition's curator Kathleen Soriano discusses the themes and the monumental scale of Kiefer's work on show at the Royal Academy.

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