The Culture Show

About this programme

Mark Kermode is joined by Ben Affleck, who chats about directing and starring in new movie Argo, which tells the story of an attempt to rescue six Americans from Iran in 1979. Michael Smith examines how people use art and culture to commemorate, celebrate, ponder and fear death and there is a report on an exhibition of work by American photographer Ansel Adams at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Journalists Deborah Orr and James Brown join Miranda Sawyer to discuss Lucy Kirkwood's new play NSFW, which explores the relationship between the media and sexuality, and Andrew Graham-Dixon reviews the three remaining books in the running for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Mark Kermode
Presenter
Andrew Graham-Dixon
Presenter
Miranda Sawyer
Presenter
Michael Smith
Contributor
Ben Affleck
Contributor
Deborah Orr
Contributor
James Brown

Crew

Editor
Janet Lee
Series Producer
Emma Cahusac
Categories
Arts