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Matt Damon's Promised Land, Kacey Musgraves, BBC Proms 2013

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 18 April 2013

With John Wilson.

Matt Damon's new film, Promised Land, based on a story by Dave Eggers, focuses on fracking - extracting gas by fracturing rock layers. Damon plays Steve Butler, an executive sent to a rural town to gain drilling rights, who comes into conflict with an environmental campaigner. The film reunites Damon with Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant. Natalie Haynes reviews.

Radio 3 and Proms Controller Roger Wright reveals highlights of this summer's BBC Proms season - including Marin Alsop, the first woman to conduct The Last Night Of The Proms.

Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves has taken US country and western music by storm, topping the country charts with her songs inspired by the darker side of life in small-town America. Guitar in hand, Kacey Musgraves reflects on her inspirations, and how she hopes to confound the expectations of the music industry.

The contenders for this year's Deutsche Börse Prize for photography include two projects in which the photographers have curated images they have found online, rather than photos they have taken themselves. Mishka Henner, who has gathered images from Google Streetview, and duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, who borrow images from the war on terror, discuss changing ideas about how photographers can capture the world.

Producer Rebecca Nicholson.

Chapters

5 items
  • Promised Land

    Natalie Haynes reviews Promised Land, the new film by Matt Damon and director Gus Van Sant

  • Kacey Musgraves

    Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves discusses her inspirations and performs Silver Lining

  • BBC Proms 2013

    Radio 3 and Proms Controller Roger Wright discusses the highlights of 2013's BBC Proms

  • Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013

    John Wilson meets the contenders for this year's Deutsche Börse Prize for photography

  • Cultural Exchange

    John Wilson introduces Cultural Exchange, Radio 4’s major new arts initiative

  • Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013

    The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 are the artist duo Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Mishka Henner, Chris Killip and Cristina De Middel. 

    A selection of the shortlisted artists' work is on exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery from 19th April - 30th June.

  • Promised Land

    Promised Land is released on 19th April, certificate 15.
  • Kacey Musgraves

    Kacey Musgraves is performing an in-store set at Slipped Discs on Saturday 20th April at 4pm.

    Her debut album Same Trailer Different Park is available now.

  • BBC Proms 2013

    The BBC Proms 2013 season has launched, with booking available from 11th May.

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Producer
Rebecca Nicholson

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