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First broadcast:
Monday 14 September 2009

Nick Cave
Australian singer, songwriter and novelist Nick Cave has just published The Death of Bunny Munro. His first novel in 20 years - the book is a dark and explicit tale of one man's journey of self destruction after the suicide of his wife.

24 hour Berlin
One year ago, 80 camera crews descended upon the streets of Germany's capital to capture the essence of the city over one entire day. German TV broadcast it in real time over 24 hours. We speak with the producer Thomas Kufus about undertaking such an enormous task.

Art from the great depression
During the great depression of the 1930s President Roosevelt launched the New Deal and the greatest federal spending programme of the era - the Works Progress Administration or WPA. It became a catalyst for the development of 20th Century art and art institutions, helping to establish the social realist movement and producing some of the finest works of public art in the nation. As Jane O'Brien reports, The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art has staged a timely exhibition in Washington to illustrate the legacy of the era.

Pauline Malefane
The South African singer, film and theatre writer/director Pauline Malefane tells us about her latest role starring in The Mysteries - Yiimimangaliso, an African version of the English medieval Chester Mystery plays, which has been touring theatres worldwide. These timeless biblical stories of Adam and Eve, Noah's ark, Cain and Abel are brought to life through song, dance and drama and are performed in English, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Tswana and Zulu.



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