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Monday 21 June 2010

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Monday 21 June 2010

The best of the world's arts, film, music, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme: Toy Story 3, Colombian Architects, Alex Smith and Jackie Kay.

Toy Story 3 photo ©Disney/Pixar.

Chapters

4 items
  • Toy Story 3

    New York critic Owen Gleiberman reviews the blockbuster movie of the moment.

  • Caine Prize

    Harriett Gilbert talks to shortlisted South African writer Alex Smith.

  • Columbian Architecture

    Lorenzo Castro and Alejandro Echeverri discuss whether architecture can combat crime.

  • Jackie Kay

    Scottish writer Jackie Kay talks about finally finding her Nigerian birth father.

  • TOY STORY 3

    Toy Story 3 is rolling out around the world. Can it possibly match its predecessors? New York critic Owen Gleiberman says yes and explains why the magic of Hollywood is now a strictly animated affair.

  • COLUMBIAN ARCHITECTURE

    COLUMBIAN ARCHITECTURE

    Harriett talks to two leading Colombian architects, Lorenzo Castro and Alejandro Echeverri about the ways in which town planning and the design of public spaces have helped to overcome social problems in the cities of Bogota and Medellin.

    Colombian Architecture: A Visual Narrative of Two Cities
  • ARCHITECTURE IN BOGOTA

    ARCHITECTURE IN BOGOTA

  • Caine Prize - Alex Smith

    Caine Prize - Alex Smith

    The Caine Prize for African Writing is one of the continent's most prestigious awards. It's designed to uncover new talent and previous winners - including the Sudanese Leila Aboulela and the Nigerian Helon Habila and Segun Afolabi - have gone on to international literary success.

    So this year we're profiling all of the shortlisted writers - who they are, what are their inspirations and what exactly does being an "African Writer" mean to them. Today we meet the South African Alex Smith.

    Caine Prize - Alex Smith
  • JACKIE KAY'S RED DUST ROAD

    JACKIE KAY'S RED DUST ROAD

    The Scottish author's memoir of family includes the stories of both her adoptive parents and her birth parents and suggests that we gain our sense of ourselves through shared family stories rather than genetic inheritance.

    Red Dust Road
  • Jackie Kay

    Jackie Kay

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