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On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss Suffragette, the Channel 4 TV series Chewing Gum, and Kim Kardashian’s Selfish.
The second Apprentice task in a week is predominantly cactus-themed.
Plus Abi Morgan’s new drama River – it should be so good, and yet it is so bafflingly bad.
Does there exist one individual, radio-friendly, incontrovertible moment of Marlon Brando’s that perfectly transmits his genius?
It’s the 11th instalment of The Apprentice. And aside from a small reshuffle, the format remains reliably, appallingly the same.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the Robert De Niro-Anne Hathaway film The Intern, the very last series of Downton Abbey, and Sylvia Townsend Warner’s novel Lolly Willowes.
Where Bob Dylan fits 45 words into a six-word line, Lennon could be sorcerously expansive, as John Lennon: Verbatim reminds us.
A “structured reality” show about pensioners in Bournemouth, plus Unforgotten.
Those who are complaining that the show has “caved in to political correctness” have missed the point.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth, the recent BBC adaptations of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Cider with Rosie, and reminisce about teen movie Shakespeare retelling She’s the Man.
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