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Lauren Laverne and Mark Kermode present another mix of cultural highlights.

Lauren meets Seattle band Fleet Foxes, who burst onto the music scene in 2008 with a debut album rich in soaring, baroque hymns and timeless harmonies. They topped album of the year polls and saw off competition from the likes of Radiohead and Elbow to win the first-ever Uncut Music Award. Lauren catches up with the group as they prepare for three sell-out dates at Camden's legendary Roundhouse venue, and they give an exclusive performance.

Andrew Graham Dixon goes behind the Iron Curtain at Tate Modern's exhibition of Russian constructivist art, featuring the work of Aleksandr Rodchenko and Liubov Popova. Andrew reveals how constructivism has long outlived Russian communism on album covers and magazines.

Also on the show, the original punk poet John Cooper Clarke. His acerbic, witty observations on life in post-war northern England inspire bands like the Arctic Monkeys and Reverend and the Makers, but why was his fame so short-lived? As he turns 60, we speak to him about a life on the literary edge.

Plus, a profile of Scotland's self-professed number one female MC, Sweet-E, as her award-winning band Northern Exposure prepare for one of their biggest gigs. Alastair Sooke is in Manchester to review the Subversive Spaces exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery. The collection includes work by German artist Gregor Schneider.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 13 Mar 2009 23:50
BBC Two except Yorkshire


Role Contributor
PresenterLauren Laverne
PresenterMark Kermode
ParticipantJohn Cooper Clarke
ParticipantAlastair Sooke
ProducerGraham Mitchell
ProducerEdward Morgan