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Issue No. 2330

The Hour

The second series of this drama set behind the scenes of a 1950s BBC current affairs show is now on. Post-war austerity is fading and the government is stoking fears of nuclear war and the arms race.

London clubs are trying to replicate Hollywood’s glamour with all its vice and corruption. If the fractious news team can sober up and keep their jobs, they may find out who is “punishing” people in Soho. The Hour is broadcast on BBC Two, 9pm, Wednesdays, and is available on iPlayer.

Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time)

Brazilian artist Maria Nepomuceno’s wonderful installation at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent, uses traditional craft methods to create an indoor garden with a hammock.

You should take time to sit in it and relax. You can even use the hammock. It’s a fantastic way to spend a cold wet winter’s afternoon.

Ancient worlds

Three new galleries on the ancient worlds of Greece, Rome and Egypt have opened to celebrate 100 years of the Manchester Museum’s Egypt gallery.

They explore objects through the people who made them, who used them, who lost them and finally rediscovered them. This is a child-friendly museum with various sessions for handling artefacts and storytelling.

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Tue 20 Nov 2012, 17:39 GMT
Issue No. 2330
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