Arts news and reviews with Kirsty Lang.

Rick Wakeman, keyboard player for the 1970s band Yes and titan of progressive rock, discusses his new book, a collection of incredible tales from his colourful career in music, spanning forty years.

Critic Muriel Zagha gives her verdict on cross-Channel romantic comedy French Film, which stars Eric Cantona as an auteur prone to pondering the mysteries of love opposite Hugh Bonneville as the archetypal British bloke.

Soprano Juliana Snapper explains how to sing underwater.

Museums all over the country are opening their doors late as part of the European-wide Nuits Des Musees celebrations. Kirsty Lang discovers some of the highlights: torch-lit tours of a Cornish tin mine, night flights at The Helicopter Museum and a 'culture crawl' in Newcastle and Gateshead that includes the chance to get on the pitch at St James' Park and a sneak preview of the brand-new City Library.

Plus: Front Row announces the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Kirsty talks to chairman of the judges Boyd Tonkin and to translator Anne Mclean, who had two books on the shortlist - including the winning novel.

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