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Wednesday 28 October 2009

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  • Michael Jackson

    The cinema release of 'This Is It', the pop star's rehearsal and concert documentary.

  • Memoro

    The Italian videographers filming a tribute to their country.

  • Sergio Ramirez

    The former Nicaraguan Vice President discusses his novel about a forgotten photographer.

  • Seasick Steve

    The American country musician who found worldwide fame in his sixties.

  • Michael Jackson - This Is It

    Michael Jackson - This Is It

    Reviewing the cinema release of 'This Is It', the Michael Jackson rehearsal and concert documentary, we find out about the huge tour that the pop star had been working towards before his death. Our reviewer Robert Sandall finds Jackson's voice in great shape and enjoys an unexpectedly emotional film experience.

  • Memoro

    Italy is gearing up to celebrate its 150th anniversary as a united country in 2011. For some Italians the build up to that date involves thinking about what it actually means to be Italian. We speak to one group - 'Memoro' - The Memory Bank - who video record the memories of elderly Italians from different regions in order to preserve the country's diverse traditions.

  • Sergio Ramirez

    Novelist and former Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramirez discusses his novel 'A Thousand Deaths Plus One'. He explains why, after happening upon an exhibition of works by the unknown Nicaraguan photographer Juan Castellon, he felt compelled to find out more about the man and how his story linked into the history of the country.

    The English translation of his book 'A Thousand Deaths Plus One' is Published by McPherson & Company ISDN: 978-0-929701-87-5.

  • Seasick Steve

    Seasick Steve

    With the release of his new album, 'Man From Another Time', we speak to the 70 year-old American musican who explains how to make a diddley bow, and why he longs for a lost America.


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