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Russell T Davies, PJ Harvey, The Eichmann Show

January 16th, 2015

Episode 727 of 1333 episodes

Russell T Davies, acclaimed television writer with successes including Queer as Folk and Dr Who, talks about his upcoming gay multi-platform drama Cucumber, Banana and Tofu. John visits London's Somerset House where P J Harvey is recording her new album in a glass box and inviting the public to watch. Commissioned by Artangel, 'Recording in Progress' aims to give visitors a glimpse of the labour that goes into making a studio album. Writer and critic Kate Mossman gives her verdict on the results. Walking the Tightrope at Theatre Delicatessen in London is a new set of 5 minute plays and debates on the theme of censorship in the arts. Cressida Brown, the director, and playwright Ryan Craig talk to John Wilson about controversial content. BBC 2 drama The Eichmann Show recreates the true story of the televised trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust, in 1961. Martin Freeman plays Milton Fruchtman, as TV producer who hired blacklisted director Leo Hurwitz, played by Anthony LaPaglia, to capture Eichmann's trial in the first global television event. Ryan Gilbey reviews. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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