The Critics

A Bergmanesque miasma of gloom hangs over every episode in this new Scandinavian thriller

Christopher Silvester shows how Konchalovsky has one of the strangest careers in world cinema

I would cavil at the curse of the presenter monologue, tending to sway the audience one way or the other, reveals Anne McElvoy

Michael Prodger tracks the story of a lost masterpiece

Sarah Ditum says that the focus on Timberlake as a bad agent conveniently forgets the machine behind him

Robert Thicknesse reveals how in searching for meaning, opera adaptations are becoming more obscure

Norman Lebrecht says an affair with Coco Chanel did Stravinsky’s PR, and hers, no harm at all

And Piers Brosnan’s Irish accent leaves something to be desired

Radio drama is prone to over-signalling regional differences, says Anne McElvoy

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