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First broadcast:
Friday 24 September 2010

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  • Monet


    Les coquelicots a Argenteuil by Monet

    The first major exhibition in France of Claude Monet's work in over 30 years opened this week in Paris. Over 200 paintings are on display, focusing mostly on his later years, when he moved to Normandy and painted his garden and ponds in Giverny. Art critic Helene Veret has visited the exhibition and tells Mark Coles why Monet is still relevant today.

  • Monet


    Femmes au Jardin by Monet

  • Julia Bacha

    Budrus is an award-wining documentary about the Palestinian village in the West bank which organises months of peaceful protests against the construction of Israel's Separation Barrier through their land. The Brazilian director Julia Bacha tells Mark Coles about the making of her film.

  • Photoshop Satire

    Photoshop Satire

    As an Egyptian newspaper admits altering a photograph of world leaders to put President Mubarak in a more prominent position, Iranian satirist Peyvand Khorsandi considers the dark art of photoshopping.

  • Photoshop Satire

    Photoshop Satire

    The original photograph

  • Ben Folds and Nick Hornby

    The British writer Nick Hornby and the American musician Ben Folds have teamed up to produce an album called Lonely Avenue. They discuss the process of Nick writing the lyrics and Ben setting them to music resulting in a collection of songs about marriage, divorce and the American poet Saskia Hamilton.



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    World Book Club

    From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…

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