The Secret in Their Eyes; Tom McCarthy; Khyam Allami

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Kirsty Lang reviews the Argentinian crime thriller The Secret in their Eyes, which won best foreign film at this year's Oscars.

Writer and conceptual artist Tom McCarthy discusses his fascination with the birth of radio, explored in his Booker longlisted new novel C which takes in the prison camps of Germany, drug-fuelled London in the roaring twenties and the ancient tombs of Egypt.

Boyd Hilton reviews Grandma's House, a new sitcom in which Simon Amstell plays a character based on himself - a comedian who gives up his lucrative job as a television panel show host to try his luck as an actor.

Oud player Khyam Allami was born in Syria to Iraqi parents and moved to London aged 9. Now in his late twenties, he talks about going from electric bass and drums to the lute-like instrument at the time of the UK's conflict with Iraq, and what Eastern music and his heritage now mean to him.

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Mon 9 Aug 2010 19:15

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