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01/08/2008

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 01 August 2008

Presented by Kirsty Lang.

Including:

Kirsty catches up with classical organist Wayne Marshall to discuss the art of organ improvisation, how to hide a pop song in the mix and the benefits of soft-soled shoes.

Debut author Sulaiman Addonia, a former refugee from Eritrea, discusses his novel The Consequences of Love, the story of a young Eritrean refugee in Saudi Arabia who embarks upon a dangerous and illegal romance when a veiled woman bravely drops notes at his feet.

Plans were confirmed today for a permanent memorial to the victims of the London bombings of 7 July 2005. The memorial will be in London's Hyde Park and the design has been overseen by artist Antony Gormley. Kevin Carmody, the architect for the project, discusses how he arrived at the design with the help of the bereaved families.

Ant and Dec's attempts to crack America are in trouble, with their new quiz show failing to attract big audiences. But in the UK they are regularly the television ratings winners. Fellow Brits Cat Deeley, Gordon Ramsay and Piers Morgan have become household names in the States. Heat magazine's TV editor Boyd Hilton discusses why some Brits fronting US shows succeed while others fail.

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