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Thriller writer David Baldacci; director Michael Winterbottom; Saloua Raouda Choucair

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 16 April 2013

With Mark Lawson,

David Baldacci is one of the best-known writers of crime thrillers: his books are regularly bestsellers, and have been translated into more than 45 languages. A former Washington Attorney, Baldacci finds inspiration in stories shared with him by FBI agents. He reflects on the explosions which left three people dead at the end of the Boston marathon.

Tate Modern displays the first major UK exhibition of the Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair. Born in 1916, Choucair studied under Fernand Leger in 1940s Paris and became a pioneer of abstract art in the Middle East. The retrospective charts five decades of her work, reflecting her fascination with mathematics, science and Islamic art. Shahidha Bari reviews.

Director Michael Winterbottom talks about The Look of Love, his biopic of Soho entrepreneur Paul Raymond. Steve Coogan portrays the owner of the strip club Raymond's Revue Bar, and the soft porn magazine Men Only.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

Chapters

3 items
  • David Baldacci

    An interview with David Baldacci about writing crime thriller novels

  • Saloua Raouda Choucair

    Shahidha Bari reviews the Tate Modern's major exhibition of work by Saloua Raouda Choucair

  • Michael Winterbottom

    Director Michael Winterbottom discusses his new biopic, The Look of Love

Credits

Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Michael Winterbottom
Producer
Claire Bartleet

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