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Books, articles, podcasts, TV, radio, movies that Graham has recently enjoyed

2019: favourite reading, listening and viewing

Graham’s ten favourite theatre productions of 2019
Death of a Salesman, Young Vic
The Doctor, Almeida
Downstate, NT
Fairview, Young Vic
Lungs, Old Vic
McKellen on Stage, Pinter Theatre
Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bridge Theatre
Rosmersholm, Duke of York’s
Small Island, NT
A Very Expensive Poison, Old Vic

Production of the year: Death of a Salesman

Graham’s ten favourite movies of 2019
Bait
The Favourite
The Irishman
Joker
Last Black Man in San Francisco
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once upon a time … in Hollywood
Ordinary Love
Pain and Glory

Favourite movie of the year: Little Women

Graham’s ten favourite TV programmes of 2019
Brexit: behind closed doors (BBC)
Chernobyl (HBO)
Fleabag (BBC)
Spiral (Canal)
Line of Duty (BBC)
Rise of the Nazis (BBC)
The Thatcher Years (BBC)
The Virtues (Channel 4)
Veep, final series (HBO)
Years and Years (BBC)

Favourite TV programme: Fleabag

Graham’s ten favourite exhibitions of 2019
Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery, London
Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gaugin Portraits at the National Gallery, London
Hockney and Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
John Singer Sargent’s charcoal portraits at the Morgan Museum and Library, NYC
Manet – three paintings at the The Frick, NYC
Medicine Galleries, Science Museum, London
All The Rembrandts at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at the Design Museum, London
Van Gogh in Britain at Tate Britain, London

Exhibition of the year: Gaugin Portraits

Graham’s ten favourite podcasts of 2019
Brexitcast, presented by Katya Adler, Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg, Chris Mason (BBC)
Coffee House Shots, presented by Katy Balls, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman, Fraser Nelson, Cindy Yu, (Spectator)
The Daily, presented by Michael Barbaro (NYT)
For The Many, presented by Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale (LBC)
Polarised, presented by Matthew Taylor (RSA)
Political thinking, presented by Nick Robinson (BBC)
Something Rhymes With Purple, presented by Susie Dent and Giles Brandryth
The Sun King, presented by David Dimbleby (Audible)
Talking politics, presented by David Runciman (LRB)
Tortoise podcast (Tortoise media)

Podcast of the year: Talking Politics

Graham’s ten favourite books of 2019
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Shoshana Zuboff
Beyond Brexit, Vernon Bognador
Herself Alone, Vol 3 of Margaret Thatcher biography, Charles Moore
Lanny, Max Porter
Machines Like Me, Ian McEwan
Waters of the World, Sarah Dry
The Testaments, Margaret Atwood
A Thousand Small Sanities, Adam Gopnik
The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells
Working, Robert Caro

Book of the year: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Shoshana Zuboff

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