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Magic in the Moonlight; Constable at the V&A; Ballyturk

Tonight's Front Row reviews Woody Allen's Magic In The Moonlight, starring Colin Firth, and Samira Ahmed visits the new Constable exhibition at the V&A.

BBC Front Row | Samira Ahmed

The Riot Club; Ming at the British Museum; percussionist Colin Currie

The Riot Club, whose cast includes Max Irons and Jessica Brown Findlay, is a film based on Laura Wade's play Posh, about a fictional elite Oxford University male members club. Rachel Cooke reviews.

BBC Front Row | John Wilson

Destiny, Pride, The Leftovers, Ali Smith, Horst

Destiny: the most expensive video game ever produced has just been released - a perfect excuse for us to explore the rich and diverse world of gaming.

BBC Saturday Review | Tom Sutcliffe

Francesca Woodman: Zigzag, Victoria Miro

Francesca Woodman killed herself at the age of 22, the biographical fact that colours her work and which it is de riguer to mention.

Marina Vaizey | The Artsdesk

The Tudors as we've never seen them before

The National Portrait Gallery has revealed what the Tudor monarchs really looked like - and it's fascinating, says Alastair Smart.

Alastair Smart | Telegraph

Inside Anselm Kiefer's astonishing 200-acre art studio

Steampunk shipping containers, planes full of sunflowers and triptychs the size of squash courts Michael Prodger visits the place that's produced some of the most extraordinary artworks of the last century.

Michael Prodger | The Guardian

Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery

Monet was an oils man, Michelangelo was set on stone, Moore was a gentleman who preferred bronze. For an acclaimed American artist on his way to Britain, only plastic will do. His medium: a million Lego bricks.

Simon Usborne | The Independent

There's more to Ming than a vase

Martin Gayford reports from China on the history behind an amazing new exhibition.

Martin Gayford | Telegraph

Constable: The Making of a Master review a feast of a show

Constable didnt just find inspiration in wild seas and brooding skies. As a new show illustrates, he steeped himself in the old masters and tried to outdo them.

Adrian Searle | The Guardian

Constable: The Making of a Master in pictures

Theres more to Constable than chocolate boxes and jigsaw puzzles. A new exhibition pits him against the old masters, from Rembrandt to Rubens, that he admired and tried to outdo. The results are a revelation.

Guardian staff | The Guardian