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Review 14 January
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Reality TV

Germaine Greer on Big Brother
I didn't really know what was going on!
Germaine Greer

Vilified for going in, vilified for going out, Big Brother gets the better of Germaine Greer.

She joins us to discuss the impact of reality TV.

Celebrity Big Brother continues on Channel Four.

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Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby
I thought it was such a joy to watch.
John Harris

Synopsis: Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) has trained and managed some incredible fighters during a lifetime spent in the ring. The most important lesson he teaches his boxers is the one that rules his life: above all, always protect yourself. In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, Frankie has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Paul Haggis
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Mackie, Margo Martindale, Brian F O'Byrne
Certificate: 12A

Million Dollar Baby is in cinemas now.

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The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi copyright Bloomsbury Press
I think she needs more time.
Jeanette Winterson

Synopsis: Jessamy Harrison is eight years old. Sensitive, whimsical, possessed of an extraordinary and powerful imagination. As the half-and-half child of an English father and a Nigerian mother, Jess just can't shake the feeling of being alone wherever she goes. When she is taken to her mother's family compound in Nigeria for the first time, she meets her uncles and aunts and cousins - and her formidable old grandfather. Then one day she encounters Titiola, a ragged little girl her own age. It seems that at last Jess has found another outsider who will understand her.

Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747575487

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Turks

Demonic head (Photo Iris Papadopoulos)
...the quality of the artistic endeavour at work here is mind-boggling.
John Harris

This exhibition explores the art and culture of the Turks from Inner Asia to the Bosphorus over a thousand year period 600 and 1600 AD. Their journey incorporated many different centres of power and artistic traditions. The story begins with the Uighurs, a nomadic people of Central Asia and China, and ends with the Ottoman Empire from the reign of Mehmett II to Suleyman the Magnificent including the fall of Byzantium and the spread of Ottoman fule to include Mecca and Medina.

The Royal Academy in London.
22 January - 12 April
Full price tickets 11

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