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14 February 2016

Episode 345

55 minutes

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound discuss this week’s sale of a Francis Bacon masterpiece with its seller, art writer Michael Peppiatt. Meanwhile, Italian film-director Luca Guadagnino talks through his new release ‘A Bigger Splash’, starring Tilda Swinton. Plus: Tim Ellison of London’s Postal Museum explains the historic quirk of sending a not-so-loved one a “Vinegar Valentine”.

14 February 2016

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Introduction

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Robert and Andrew welcome Monocle’s Tom Edwards to the studio for a special Valentine’s Day edition of the news forecast.

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Michael Peppiatt

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Art historian and writer Michael Peppiatt has been covering the art scene for titles ranging from ‘Le Monde’ to ‘The New York Times’ since the 1960s. This week he parted ways at auction with a painting by his close friend, the artist Francis Bacon. Peppiatt sits down with Robert and Andrew to explain how he writes about – and sells – great works.

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Luca Guadagnino

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Italian film-director Luca Guadagnino’s latest hit is ‘A Bigger Splash’, starring Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson. He talks Robert through the film’s inspiration and its journey to the screen.

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Tim Ellison

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The Postal Museum is London’s newest heritage attraction, breaking ground this month and set to open in 2017. Tim talks the Weekly team through the history of postage in the UK and why receiving a “Vinegar Valentine” might leave a sour taste in the mouth.

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