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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 December 2007, 23:44 GMT
Friday, 14 December, 2007
In this week's programme presented by Kirsty Wark:

THE PANEL:
John Harris | Natalie Haynes | Sarfraz Manzoor


film
Lust, Caution

Lust, Caution
Directed by Academy Award winner Ang Lee, Lust,Caution tells the story of erotic espionage in '30s and '40s China.

A sophisticated Mak Tai Tai (a screen debut by Tang Wei) recollects her four-year journey from a naive college freshman, to an integral agent in the Chinese resistance.

Her task, to seduce and ensnare Japanese collaborator Mr Yee (played by Tony Leung), is complicated by the relationship that develops between them.

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  • ADAPTED FROM THE STORY BY EILEEN CHANG, LUST, CAUTION IS RELEASED ON 4 JANUARY

    television
    Make Me a Muslim
    Channel 4

    Make Me a Muslim
    A group of volunteers from Harrogate agree to live an Islamic lifestyle for three weeks to try and understand the religion and to explore what it could bring to their lives.

    Given that the group includes a gay man, a topless model and a cabbie who loves his pints and pork pies, their guide Imam Ajmal Masroor has quite a challenge ahead of him. Does it add to our understanding of either side of the religious debate?

  • MAKE ME A MUSLIM STARTS ON SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER AT 8PM ON CHANNEL 4


    Panto
    Cinderella
    The Old Vic

    The Old Vic have commissioned Stephen Fry to bring a 21st Century edge to the traditional Christmas pantomime Cinderella.

    Pauline Collins in Cinderella
    In Fry's version of the tale, Cinderella (Madeleine Worrall) still lives a downtrodden life and suffers at the hands of her stepmother, Candida, and her Ugly sisters who've been renamed Dolce and Gabbana.

    The Narrator (Sandi Toksvig) guides the audience through the story as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming (Joseph Millson) and Buttons (Paul Keating) meets his true love in the shape of Charming's best friend, Dandini (Oliver Chopping). Pauline Collins joins the fun as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. The production is directed by Fiona Laird with music by Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley.

  • CINDERELLA CONTINUES AT THE THE OLD VIC, LONDON UNTIL 20 JANUARY, 2008


    film
    Bee Movie

    Bee Movie
    Jerry Seinfeld teams up with Dreamworks Animation to write and star in the tale of Barry B. Benson.

    Benson is a college graduate bee who questions the order of things inside his hive by refusing to select a job for life in the honey factory. Instead he heads outside where he breaks the rules by talking to humans, falls for a beautiful florist (Renee Zellweger) and discovers the shocking truth about honey.

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