Television: Today's Pick
Tuesday 02 December 1997
The Turner Prize (9pm C4) It has to be said that artists are a more fun lot than writers - and the Turner Prize ceremony has a more colourful history of heckling and controversial speeches than the Booker. Tonight's two angles of contention are the all-woman shortlist and the fact that there are no painters on it - the latter point being addressed by Waldemar Januszczak, Roger Scruton and others on Channel 4 at 11.35pm.
Ten North Frederick (1.35pm C4) An odd film from the end of Gary Cooper's life, when he was already visibly suffering from the cancer that would kill him less than two years later. He seemed to be questioning - and then dismissing - the persona that he had built up in films like High Noon and Mr Deeds Goes to Town, that of the honest if monosyllabic ("yup") American stoic. Here he plays a decent lawyer pushed into political ambition by his wife - his very decentness the agent of his ultimate failure.
Life & Style blogs
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
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