Jodie Whittaker on Doctor Who, Quentin Blake, Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore

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“It’s about time” is the tagline for the new Doctor Who series, referencing the programme’s time-travelling exploits, but also the arrival of the first female Doctor in the show's history. Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th Doctor and tells us how she's tackling a role with so much history, attention and anticipation around it. Haruki Murakami's novels are awaited by eager audiences not just in his native Japan but the world over. Killing Commendatore is his latest and it delivers all the things his readers have come to expect: brushes with the supernatural, an almost audible soundtrack and a narrator who’s lost his way. How successful is it? Critic Alex Clark reviews and analyses the Murakami phenomenon. Quentin Blake, one of the world’s best loved illustrators, takes us around the first ever exhibition dedicated to his figurative art. Featuring large-scale oil paintings and drawings it reveals a more experimental side to his practice. Blake explains how this darker, more serious work emerged. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Hannah Robins

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