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19 April 2016updated 03 Aug 2021 10:32am

SRSLY #40: Victoria, Undercover, Monument Valley

On the pop culture podcast this week: extraordinary one-take film Victoria, BBC drama Undercover and mobile game Monument Valley.

By Caroline Crampton


This is SRSLY, the pop culture podcast from the New Statesman. Here, you can find links to all the things we talk about in the show as well as a bit more detail about who we are and where else you can find us online.

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The Links

The piece about The A Word Simon recommended.

(05:15) Victoria

The trailer for Victoria.

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An interview with director Sebastian Schipper, with some insight into how the film was made.

(16:00) Undercover

Undercover on the BBC.

Bim Adewunmi on why Undercover shouldn’t be a big deal, yet it is.

(26:00) Monument Valley

Monument Valley in the App Store.

Get an idea of what the game looks like on Pinterest.

A good introduction to the game.

Next week:

Caroline is watching Zodiac.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #39, check it out here.