Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

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GRAYSON PERRY: DIVIDED BRITAIN C4, 9PM AT THE start of this year, artist Grayson Perry set out to make art about what he calls "the most divisive issue of my lifetime" - Brexit.

The Turner Prize winner, known for his ceramic vases and cross-dressing, decided to explore both sides of the argument.

This one-off special follows Grayson, pictured, as he pursues his challenge to make two pieces of art.

He chats to punters in Boston, Lincolnshire - the highest number of Leave-voters in Britain, and in Hackney London, where 78% voted remain.

Then he uses social media to crowdsource imagery for a matching pair of vases: one to capture the hopes and dreams of Leavers, one for Remainers. They are, he says, "pots to stand on the mantle-shelf of Britain".

BROKEN BBC1, 9PM RESCHEDULED from last week, Sean Bean and Anna Friel star in this gritty thriller set in northern England and written by Jimmy McGovern, who gave us Cracker. …

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