Martin Creed, Sloane Crosley, Black Dynamite

With John Wilson, including a review of Black Dynamite, a new film which re-visits the plotlines and music, wide lapels and big hairstyles of the blaxploitation films of the 1970s.

Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, whose works include lights turning on and off and athletes sprinting continuously through a gallery, talks about his love of numbers and his fear of failure.

Music critic Rob Young investigates how the idea of folk has been transformed by successive generations -song collectors, composers, Marxist revivalists, psychedelic voyagers, free festival-goers, experimental pop stars and electronic innovators.

New York-based writer Sloane Crosley has just published a new collection of essays in which she wryly considers the absurdities of everday life. Her travels take her to Lisbon, where she befriends a group of trainee-clowns, and to Alaska, where she witnesses the accidental fatal wounding of a bear cub.

Producer Rebecca Nicholson.

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