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Saturday Review


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The magazine of the arts and media presented by Russell Davies including
Photography: an interview with Alfred Eisenstaedt who has been called both the founding father and the master of modern photojournalism. This week the first major British retrospective exhibition of his work opened at the National Theatre.
Theatre: Doug Lucie is one of Britain's leading young playwrights whose work has been performed in fringe theatres and on television.
Tonight is his commercial theatre debut, with the opening of Progress at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Print: Joseph Lelyveld , for many years an American newspaper man in South Africa, talks about his experiences there. His book Move Your Shadow, published this week, is an inside account of how apartheid is maintained.
Media: in Amusing Ourselves to Death Neil Postman argues that television, as the world's primary means of communication, is a trivialising, distracting medium that fits Huxley's vision of a Brave New World where control is maintained by inflicting pleasure.
Saturday Review - a mere television programme - takes up the arguments of Postman's book.


Presented By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Unknown: Doug Lucie
Unknown: Joseph Lelyveld
Unknown: Andrew Eaton
Director: Jonathan Fulford
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

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