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Last Updated: Friday, 25 November 2005, 13:02 GMT
Newsnight Review 25 November, 2005

Mark Lawson
Sir John Mortimer
Rachel Zadok
Mark Kermode
Marina Hyde
Presented by Mark Lawson with guests:

Sir John Mortimer
Rachel Zadok
Mark Kermode
Marina Hyde


This week:
WHATEVER LOVE MEANS
FLIGHTPLAN
SET UP, JOKE, SET UP, JOKE
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS


Whatever Love Means
BBC FOUR

Publicity from Whatever Love Means
This ITV drama stars Laurence Fox as Prince Charles and Olivia Poulet as Camilla Parker Bowles.

The programme charts their relationship from their first meeting at a polo match in 1971, right through to Charles' marriage to Lady Diana Spencer.

The two are instantly attracted to one another, but Camilla refuses to sign her privacy away by becoming Queen.

Charles goes away at sea with the navy, and learns that Camilla marries Andrew Parker Bowles - a former lover of Princess Anne.

Even throughout Camilla's marriage the two continue a special relationship. Charles concludes that she is and will be the only woman he will ever love, and they plan to remain close.

Eventually, Camilla helps select Charles' future bride - Diana, a "sweet" girl who Charles feels he has nothing in common with but she will fit the bill as future Queen.

  • WHATEVER LOVE MEANS IS ON ITV1 IN DECEMBER


    Flightplan

    Publicity from Flightplan
    Jodie Foster play Kyle Pratt, a mother traveling on a routine flight from Berlin to the States.

    Returning home after the death of her husband, who "fell" from the roof of their apartment block, it's a difficult time.

    During the flight, her six year old daughter mysteriously disappears and cannot be found.

    Pratt, an aeronautical engineer, is convinced that the child is somewhere in the aircraft but the plane's crew are suspicious - there are no records of Pratt's daughter, either on board or off of it.

    Flightplan is directed by independent German filmmaker Robert Schwentke.

    Publicity from Flightplan

  • OPENS IN THE WEST END AND NATIONWIDE FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER


    Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke
    By Rob Long

    Book cover: Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke
    Rob Long is an award-winning television comedy script writer who is 15 years on from his last major success - writing for the hit show Cheers - and the ideas have dried up.

    His agent is constantly on the phone demanding to know at once where the next script is coming from whilst at the same time shattering his confidence with news of other clients' roaring successes, as well as demanding unswerving loyalty from him.

    "This book is half true," says Rob Long's dedication and the author, who is a writer and producer in Hollywood and did begin his career writing on Cheers, speaks to Newsnight Review.

  • SET UP, JOKE, SET UP, JOKE IS PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY


    March of the Penguins

    Publicity from March of the Penguins
    March of the Penguins documents the perilous journey emperor penguins make each winter in order to reproduce.

    In single file, emperor penguins in their thousands abandon their ocean home and head unerringly for their traditional breeding ground where - after a ritual courtship of intricate dances and delicate manoeuvring - they will pair off into monogamous couples and mate.

    The females remain long enough only to lay a single egg. Once this is accomplished, exhausted by weeks without nourishment, they begin their return journey to the fish-filled seas.

    The male emperors are left behind to guard and hatch the precious eggs, which they cradle at all times on top of their feet.

    After two months during which the males eat nothing, the eggs begin to hatch.

    Once emerged, the chicks can not survive for long on their fathers' limited food reserves.

    If their mothers are late returning from the ocean with food, the newly-hatched young will die.

    On release in the US, commentators claimed the penguins are symbols ranging from monogamy to the right to life. The film's director has denied that his movie affirms the "intelligent design" theory.

  • ON GENERAL RELEASE FROM 9 DECEMBER


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