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Venus in Fur; Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti; The Normal Heart; Michael Cunningham

May 27th, 2014

Episode 392 of 1302 episodes

Kirsty Lang discusses Venus in Fur, the new film by Roman Polanksi; playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, whose 2001 play Bezhti was pulled from theatres after rioting, on her new work for the Birmingham Rep Theatre - Khandan - about cultural clashes in a modern Sikh family; Boyd Hilton reviews HBO / Sky Atlantic drama The Normal Heart, starring Julia Roberts as a doctor dealing with the AIDs crisis in 80s New York; and author Michael Cunningham (The Hours), who has based the characters in his new novel The Snow Queen on real-life friends.

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