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    on Thursday's show....Stephen Frears and Nicholas Martin, the team behind the extraordinary story of "Florence Foster Jenkins", Slow Moving Clouds in session, in Glassdoll Theatre's dark thriller "Inhabitance" society is in free-fall, gangs roam the streets and a young woman is missing and films for review include Terence Malick's drama "Knight of Cups" and Seth Rogen and Zac Efron comedy "Bad Neighbours 2"

    Arena Monday 17 February 2014

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    Brenda Fricker Interview - A Long Way From Home

    Evelyn O'Rourke interviews Brenda Fricker on her new film A Long Way From Home.

    The film features Jame Fox, Natalie Dormer and Paul Nicholls and centres on a couple who realise their dream of retiring to the South of France. Their life changes dramatically however, when they meet another, younger couple.

     

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    Emma Brockes Interview - She Left Me The Gun

    Emma Brockes’ memoir, She Left Me The Gun, has just been published in paperback. It tells the story of Emma’s late mother’s secret life and her re-invention as she tries to leave that life behind. Emma joins Evelyn O'Rourke from New York.

     

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    Book Review - Hanif Kureshi: The Last Word

    Evelyn O'Rourke is joined in studio by Paul Whittington to review Hanif Kureshi's The Last Word.

    Kureishi’s latest novel ‘The Last Word’ centres on a celebrated Anglo-Indian writer, Mamoon Azam, and his biographer’s attempts to chart his life, which proves more than a little problematic.

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    Classic Movie 'The Long Good Friday'

    Evelyn O'Rourke is joined by Darryl Jones to chat about this week's Classic Movie 'The Long Good Friday'. It's a film about a ruthless East End gang lord called Harold Shand who is at a point in his life where he is trying to become a legitimate businessman.

    This 1980 movie is considered to be Bob Hoskins break through role.

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