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Architect Zaha Hadid interviewed; Life in a Day reviewed

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 14 June 2011

With John Wilson.

Director Kevin Macdonald, best-known for Touching the Void, has created an ambitious new documentary, Life in a Day, edited from more than 4500 hours of footage shot by members of the public on 24 July 2010. Technology writer and researcher Aleks Krotoski reviews.

Architect Zaha Hadid talks to John at the Riverside Museum, a new £74m home to Glasgow's historic transport collection. Hadid won the 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize for her Maxxi museum in Rome, and was the first woman to win the prestigious international architecture award, The Pritzker Prize. It is hoped that her Riverside Museum will become a Glasgow landmark, to help regenerate the Govan docks district.

Samuel Palmer, described as an 'English Van Gogh' by Kenneth Clark, is the subject of a new book, Mysterious Wisdom, by art critic Rachel Campbell-Johnston. She discusses her research into the eccentric figure of the British art world who set out to create a new rural ideal in 19th century England.

One of the four contenders for the 2011 Art Fund Prize, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum displays original manuscripts and pens used by Scotland's national poet in a new building in Alloway, Ayrshire. Museum director Nat Edwards takes John on a tour of the exhibition, the cottage in which Robert Burns was born, and the Brig O' Doon commemorated in Burns' poem Tam O'Shanter.

Producer Philippa Ritchie.

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