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The Riot Club; Ming at the British Museum; percussionist Colin Currie

September 15th, 2014

Episode 550 of 1300 episodes

The Riot Club, whose cast includes Max Irons and Jessica Brown Findlay, is a film based on Laura Wade's play Posh, about a fictional elite Oxford University male members club. Rachel Cooke reviews. John Wilson tours the 15th Century Ming treasures at the British Museum's new exhibition - Ming: 50 years that changed China. With curator Jessica Harrison-Hall. One of the world's top percussionists, Colin Currie, talks about becoming a human drum kit for the first night of Metal, Wood, Skin: his four month long festival at the Royal Festival Hall. And Viv Groskop on the return of ITV's Downton Abbey. Presenter John Wilson Producer Claire Bartleet.