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Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America?, Glasgow School of Art Rebuild, Anita Corbin, China's Most Expensive Film Flops

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The verdict on Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV series and rebuilding the Glasgow School of Art.

Who Is America? - Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV series reviewed. The latest update on rebuilding the Glasgow School of Art. And photographer Anita Corbin on her First Women project.

Sacha Baron Cohen's return to TV is Who Is America?, a new series in which he dupes figures such as Sarah Palin and Bernie Sanders into giving interviews to him, heavily disguised with prosthetics. TV critic Boyd Hilton reviews.

As the decision is taken to rebuild the Glasgow School of Art after its second devastating fire, Sally Stewart, Head of Architecture at the school, discusses the latest plans for the celebrated Charles Rennie Mackintosh masterpiece.

Photographer Anita Corbin discusses her latest project, First Women, a series of portraits of 100 women who have broken barriers in areas including sport, law, and the military, to become the first of their gender to achieve their positions.

After he was stopped from photographing a work by Rembrandt this afternoon at Scotland's National Galleries - a painting on loan from a museum that allows the public to take photographs of the painting freely - art historian Bendor Grosvenor discusses the ethics of taking photographs in art exhibitions.

The Chinese fantasy epic, Asura, with special effects made in Hollywood and starring China's most popular stars, cost 112 million dollars to make and was eagerly anticipated. But after its opening last weekend China's most expensive film ever has been pulled from cinemas. The BBC's Hong Kong Bureau Chief, Vivian Wu, tells John where it all went wrong.

Presenter John Wilson

Producer Jerome Weatherald.


John Wilson
Jerome Weatherald


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