21/01/2010

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Tamsin Greig stars as a monstrous and manipulative Hollywood agent in the new play The Little Dog Laughed. Screenwriter and novelist Deborah Moggach gives her verdict.

Robin Ticciati has been appointed as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's new Principal Conductor at the age of only 26. He is also Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour and was the youngest ever conductor to appear at La Scala when he was 23. Ticciati discusses the pressures as well as the pleasures of taking on an orchestra at such a young age.

In a new film No Distance Left to Run, the four members of Blur, including Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, talk intimately about the rise, fall and rise of the group. John Harris reviews.

One hundred and fifty years of photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh come together in a new exhibition, Where Three Dreams Cross, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Writers Jamila Gavin and Moni Mohsin review.

John Wilson reports on how the recent discovery of fragments of a 2,500-year-old cuneiform tablet have heightened diplomatic tensions between Britain and Iran. The loan of the Cyrus Cylinder - one of the most important objects in the British Museum collection - to Iran has been delayed to allow further study, a decision that has prompted an angry reaction in Tehran.

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Thu 21 Jan 2010 19:15

Front Row's Cultural Exchange

Cultural Exchange

Seventy-five leading creative minds choose a favourite cultural work.

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