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The Strand Archive Episode guide

  1. Interview with film director Danny Boyle

    Harriett Gilbert talks to the director of Shallow Grave and 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire.

    First broadcast: 29 Mar 2013

  2. Mohsin Hamid

    Samira Ahmed talks to Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid.

    First broadcast: 28 Mar 2013

  3. A Tribute to Chinua Achebe

    The Strand celebrates one of the world's great writers - the late Chinua Achebe.

    First broadcast: 27 Mar 2013

  4. Austerity Opera: Nostra Culpa

    How a Twitter feud became an opera.

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2013

  5. BBC World Service's What If Competition winners

    We announce the winners of the BBC World Service's What If competition.

    First broadcast: 25 Mar 2013

  6. The death of Chinua Achebe

    Chinua Achebe, the acclaimed Nigerian novelist and poet has died.

    First broadcast: 22 Mar 2013

  7. Philip Roth Unmasked

    Pulitzer Prize winning American writer Philip Roth is the subject of a new TV documentary

    First broadcast: 21 Mar 2013

  8. Steve Earle Special

    The American singer-songwriter talks to Mark Coles about his new album The Low Highway.

    First broadcast: 20 Mar 2013

  9. Bolshoi Scandal

    Bolshoi Scandals - we hear the latest.

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2013

  10. The Infatuations by Javier Marias

    Javier Marias on his latest novel The Infatuations.

    First broadcast: 18 Mar 2013

  11. Tracy Chevalier - The Last Runaway

    The best selling author discusses her latest novel The Last Runaway.

    First broadcast: 15 Mar 2013

  12. The Man Asian Literary Prize

    Maya Jaggi, chair of the judges, reveals the name of the winner of the Man Asian Prize.

    First broadcast: 14 Mar 2013

  13. African Rock

    We examine the trend for western rock producers to work with prominent African musicians.

    First broadcast: 13 Mar 2013

  14. Papal Arts Legacy

    We discover how much Benedict XVI was keen to support the contemporary arts.

    First broadcast: 12 Mar 2013

  15. Music from Iceland

    Fiona Talkington visits the Dark Music Days Festival in Iceland.

    First broadcast: 11 Mar 2013

  16. Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes

    A review of Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes - clever satire or simple bad taste?

    First broadcast: 08 Mar 2013

  17. Amish Tripathi

    How Amish Tripathi's trilogy about Lord Shiva led to the largest book advance in India.

    First broadcast: 07 Mar 2013

  18. The return of computer games icon, Lara Croft

    Release of new Tomb Raider game sees return of icon Lara Croft - minus the hotpants

    First broadcast: 06 Mar 2013

  19. Latest novel from Malaysian author Tash Aw

    Malaysian author Tash Aw's latest novel, Five Star Billionaire.

    First broadcast: 05 Mar 2013

  20. FESPACO: The 23rd African film festival comes to a close

    The 23rd FESPACO pan-African film festival, held in Burkina Faso, has just ended.

    First broadcast: 04 Mar 2013

  21. Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer

    The two American songwriters talk to us about their current release Child Ballads.

    First broadcast: 01 Mar 2013

  22. Mexican Car Poolers

    The photographer Alejandro Cartagena spent over a year photographing Mexican car poolers

    First broadcast: 28 Feb 2013

  23. Comedy at the ballot box

    Henning Wehn examines the relationship between stand-up comedy and politics.

    First broadcast: 27 Feb 2013

  24. YouTube Charts

    What does the incorporation of YouTube plays to calculate chart positions mean for music?

    First broadcast: 26 Feb 2013

  25. Haneke produces Mozart Opera

    Award winning producer of Amour, Michael Haneke directs Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte in Madrid.

    First broadcast: 25 Feb 2013

  26. Indian film director Anurag Kashyap

    Indian film director Anurag Kashyap and the Perunika Trio.

    First broadcast: 22 Feb 2013

  27. Ibrahim Maalouf

    Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf brings Arabic scales to 1950s style jazz.

    First broadcast: 21 Feb 2013

  28. International Playwriting Competiton - Meet the winners

    We hear from the winners of the 2012 International Playwriting Competition.

    First broadcast: 20 Feb 2013

  29. Romanian Cinema

    The new generation of Romanian film makers.

    First broadcast: 19 Feb 2013

  30. Detroit: Music City

    Detroit is a city in spiralling decline. Can music and the arts help to revive it?

    First broadcast: 18 Feb 2013

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