The Monocle Weekly

Tim Moore, David Michôd and Alex Booker

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28 May 2017

Episode 412

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Author and journalist Tim Moore joins us to talk about why he rode more than 8,000km along the former Iron Curtain route, as told in his book “The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold”. Plus: film director David Michôd discusses his new Netflix film ‘War Machine’, starring Brad Pitt, and we look at the best of Clerkenwell Design Week with printmaker Alex Booker.

28 May 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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After a week that has seen Manchester rocked by a horrific terrorist attack, our reporter Christopher Lord joins Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards to explain how the city’s people are pulling together.

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Chapter 2

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Photo: Barney Jones

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Chapter 2

Tim Moore

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Travel-hungry author and journalist Tim Moore recently took to the road to tackle the route of the old Iron Curtain along the borders of eastern Europe – all 8,000km of it. And he did it all on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike, as told in his book “The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold”.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

David Michôd

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Australian film-maker David Michôd’s latest film ‘War Machine’ is now on Netflix. Rich with satire, it stars Brad Pitt as a US military man trying his best to bring some peace to Afghanistan – and its real-life source material asks just as many challenging questions.

12 minutes

Chapter 4

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Photo: Dan Weill

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Chapter 4

Alex Booker

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London hosted Clerkenwell Design Week this week and as part of its ‘Design Undefined’ project, Alex Booker has been creating a series of prints based on historic characters specific to the neighbourhood.

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