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Saturday Review


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The arts and media programme presented by Russell Davies including:
Art: the Tate Gallery's exhibition 'Forty Years of Modern Art 1945-85' presents an account of painting and sculpture since the war. Does the Tate collection truly represent the range of modern art?
Music: Elvis Costello has used some veteran session musicians on his new album, King of America. In his tenth year in the music business, he talks about his attitude to the traditions of popular music and plays a new song, 'American without tears'.
Print: despite having written only three books in 30 years, William Gaddis has been called one of the great talents of contemporary
American fiction. In his first television interview he speaks of his newest and shortest novel, Carpenter's Gothic.
Theatre: Russell Hoban 's dramatisation of his novel
Riddley Walker , is premiered this week at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. The story is set hundreds of years in the future after a nuclear war, but the world seems more like that of the past.
Assistant producers


Presented By: Russell Davies
Music: Elvis Costello
Unknown: William Gaddis
Unknown: Russell Hoban
Unknown: Riddley Walker
Unknown: Rosemary Bowen-Jones
Unknown: Alex Marengo
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

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