Novelist Sapphire and Singer Jacqui Dankworth

With Mark Lawson, including an interview with the novelist Sapphire, whose book Push, about an obese, abused African-American schoolgirl, was adapted into the award-winning film Precious. The sequel, The Kid, follows the travails of her child after Precious has died of AIDS, as history begins to repeat itself.

Singer Jacqui Dankworth, discusses her new album, which includes arrangements by her late father, saxophonist and jazz musician Sir John Dankworth.

A new exhibition, Locked Room Scenario by the artist Ryan Gander, takes the visitor on a disconcerting journey. Arriving at a canal-side warehouse, the building is open but the group show featuring a number of artists appears to be closed. The writer Stella Duffy dons her detective's hat to try to work out the mystery.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

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