Saturday Review - 08/05/2010

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Tom Sutcliffe and guests Maria Delgado, Danny Robins and Bidisha review the week's cultural highlights including Four Lions and Alan Warner's novel The Stars in the Bright Sky Chris Morris's film Four Lions follows the exploits of four wannabe jihadists in Sheffield who want to make their mark on the world The Stars in the Bright Sky is Alan Warner's sequel to his 1998 novel The Sopranos. Kay, Chell, Kylah, Finn and Manda are now in their early 20s and they meet up at Gatwick Airport to go on the holiday of a lifetime, but getting away isn't as easy as they thought Holding the Man is a play by Tommy Murphy based on Timothy Conigrave's best-selling memoir. Already a huge success in Australia, this coming of age gay tragi-comedy has opened at Trafalgar Studios in London Artist Marc Quinn has drawn inspiration from individuals who have used plastic surgery and hormones to transform their bodies for the sculptures in his exhibition Allanah, Buck, Catman, Chelsea, Michael, Pamela and Thomas at the White Cube Gallery in London Three plays coming soon to Radio 4 look back to the 1980s. Greed All About It by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman takes us back to the Wapping dispute in 1986. The End of the World by Danny Brocklehurst is about an anxious teenager, terrified of nuclear annihilation. Lennon: A Week in the Life by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais is set in Liverpool in the days following John Lennon's murder. Producer: Torquil MacLeod.