The Strand - Wednesday 12th August 2009
The best of the world's arts, film, music, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Mark Coles.
The Time Traveller's Wife
The best-selling novel has been made into a film starring Eric Bana as the genetically-challenged unwilling time traveller. The Strand will be finding out if it's any good.
The new book by the Ukrainian author of 'Death and the Penguin' is a psychedelic Slavic romp through the deserts of Kazakhstan in search of the Ukrainian national spirit. Andrey joins us from Kiev to talk about The Good Angel of Death.
The Labeque Sisters
French piano duo Katia and Marielle Labeque perform for us ahead of their Proms performance, and talk to Mark about being spotted by composer Olivier Messiaen whilst studying, and hanging out with Miles Davis.