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BBC TwoNewsnight Review
Last Updated: Thursday, 13 March 2008, 18:42 GMT
Friday 14th March, 2008
Kirsty Wark
This week's Newsnight Review - BBC Two, 2340GMT - is presented by Kirsty Wark.

ON THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMME

THE PANEL:
Adam Mars-Jones | Marina Hyde | Anthony Horowitz


film

THE PASSION

Joseph Mawle as Jesus

The Passion tells the story of Jesus' last days on Earth. Set in Jerusalem, 33AD, when a preacher from Galilee arrives on a donkey he fulfils the prophecies of the coming Messiah. Tensions are already running high during Passover week and bloody events soon unfold.

Writer Frank Deasy has drawn from the Gospels and contemporary writings to portray events from different perspectives - that of Jesus and his disciples; the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate; and the High Priest, Caiaphas. It is directed by Michael Offer and stars Joseph Mawle as Jesus, James Nesbitt as Pilate and Ben Daniels as Caiaphas.

  • The Passion begins on BBC One on Sunday 16 March at 8.00pm


    book
    GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
    ROSS RAISIN

    God's Own Country

    28 year old Ross Raisin's debut novel is set in Yorkshire, where he was born. The central character and narrator is Sam Marsdyke, a slightly unbalanced young farmer who is shunned by the local community after having been expelled from school. The novel is written in Yorkshire dialect - some real and some invented - and we follow Sam's troubled friendship with his new neighbour, a 15 year old girl from London.

  • God's own country is published by Viking


    exhibition

    CHINA DESIGN NOW
    V AND A

    China Design Now

    With the Olympics just a few months' away, China Design Now explores the recent explosion of new design in China and attempts to understand the impact of rapid economic development on architecture and design in China’s major cities. From the 2008 Olympic stadium and the new China Central Television tower, to the latest in fashion and graphics, China Design Now captures a dynamic phase as China opens up to global influences and responds to the hopes and dreams of its new urban middle class.

  • China Design Now is at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, from 15 March to 13 July 2008.


    Review returns on 28th March.




  • FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
    Has China's housing bubble burst?
    How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
    Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


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