BBC TwoNewsnight Review
Last Updated: Thursday, 7 February 2008, 17:03 GMT
Friday, 8 February, 2008
Martha Kearney
This week's Newsnight Review - BBC Two, 2300GMT - is presented by Martha Kearney.


Sarah Churchwell | Mark Kermode | Ekow Eshun



Ellen Page as Juno MacGuff

Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) is a self-confident teenager who falls pregnant after becoming 'sexually active' with her unassuming friend Bleeker (Michael Cera).

With the support of her resigned parents she decides to have the baby and finds suitable adopters in the form of an idyllic suburban couple, the Lorings. As the pregnancy progresses different relationships also evolve.

Will our guests find Juno's situation fertile ground?

  • Juno is directed by Jason Reitman. It opens nationwide on Friday 8th February, Certificate 12A


    The Last Enemy
    BBC One

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Carlyle head an all-star cast in The Last Enemy, a timely new thriller for BBC One about a man whose search for the truth about his brother's death catapults him into an international conspiracy - and a passionate love affair.

    Set in the not-so-distant future Britain has been transformed into a security state after a major terrorist attack, ID cards are strictly enforced and citizens' every movement is watched.

    Could this future be a little bit closer than we think?

  • The Last Enemy starts on BBC ONE on Sunday 17 February at 9pm


    The Homecoming
    Almeida Theatre, London

    First staged in 1965 with Peter Hall directing and a cast including Ian Holm and Vivien Merchant, Hall went on to make a film of Harold Pinter's play in 1973.

    The Homecoming
    The action is set in an all male household in North London and deals with its reaction to the homecoming of the eldest son and his wife.

    This latest production at the Almeida stars Kenneth Cranham as the hateful patriarch Max with Danny Dyer and Nigel Lindsay as his thuggish sons Joey and Lenny. Jenny Jules and Neil Dudgeon play the returning couple Ruth and Teddy.

    Four decades on from its premiere will audiences still be outraged by the treatment that the only female character Ruth receives as the dysfunctional family compete for her sexual attention?

  • The Homecoming continues at the Almeida Theatre, London until 22 March 2008


    Peter Doig
    Tate Britain, London

    Swamped by Peter Doig
    Swamped by Peter Doig
    Tate Britain presents this mid-career retrospective of British painter Peter Doig, who last year briefly became Europe's most expensive living painter when one of his works, White Canoe, sold for 5.7 million.

    This exhibition covers two decades of work, from his art school days where films were an inspiration, through to snow works, based on memories of living in Canada, and his most recent paintings completed in his new home in Trinidad.

  • Peter Doig continues at Tate Britain until 27th April 2008

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