Harriett Gilbert talks to the director of Shallow Grave and Slumdog Millionniare.
The best selling author, Tracy Chevalier discusses her latest novel The Last Runaway.
We ask if David Bowie's first album in 10 years is great, good or just so so.
The two American songwriters talk to us about their current release Child Ballads.
The award winning film producer Michael Haneke directs Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte in Madrid.
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The Monty Python team reunited with their deceased colleague in this animated film
A previously unknown novel by US folk singer Woody Guthrie has just been published.
Controversial movie Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden
Philip Glass's latest opera is based on the life and death of Walt Disney
Marseilles in southern France is one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2013.
We ask three African music experts to pick their musical highlights from 2012.
In a special programme, we look back at 2012's Cultural Olympiad.
The many ways the Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm have been adapted over the years.
Film critic Owen Gleiberman on Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins
It's been nine years since The Lord of the Rings - was it worth the wait for The Hobbit?
The Tunisian singer talks about writing music for a revolution
Brian Eno talks about his new album Lux
Are moving images taking over from still ones?
Mark talks to Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk