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Woodstock, Birger Larsen on Murder, Hacks in the spotlight, Trouble at the opera

February 26th, 2016

Episode 1118 of 1305 episodes

When most people think of Woodstock their mind immediately turns to the 1969 festival - but Woodstock is 60 miles away from the site of the festival. Small Town Talk by Barney Hoskyns provides an insight into the lives of the stars who lived there including Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Van Morrison. The Killing director Birger Larsen discusses his latest film, The Third Voice. This is the first episode of Murder, a three-part BBC Two drama, in which the characters speak exclusively to the camera. Spotlight is rare among recent films, in that it treats reporters as other than corrupt and venal. Adam Smith considers cinema's changing portrayal of newspaper journalists, from bold crusaders for truth to greedy slime-balls, and everything in between. And, on the day the chorus voted to go on strike...what exactly is going on at the English National Opera. Presenter John Wilson Producer Julian May.

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