It’s Norwegian, subtitled, gently funny and very honest.
Let’s face it: Dickens wrote potboilers. Why would it be interesting to watch half a dozen of them mashed together onscreen?
“You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t touch it. You can only feel it when you’ve got it.”
War and Peace is so luxurious, it must have a budget even bigger than Alan Yentob's taxi bill. Plus: Beowulf.
The Inquiry: Should We Solar Panel the Sahara? on the BBC World Service.
Not with a bang but a natter.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the new Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper film Joy, the Sherlock special, and Channel 4 series First Dates.
Twenty years on from Austen’s cinematic rise, her influence shows no sign of waning.
Our best pieces from the past year. In this selection, our favourite writing about the arts.
The X-Files was a tour of the American subconscious and the most idealistic show of its time. Mulder and Scully are now returning to our screens – but how will their stories work today?
From designing videogames with the Kardashians to metal detecting in East Anglia.