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Best selling thriller writer Lee Child talks about his new Jack Reacher novel Worth Dying For, the appeal of the loner hero and why he is publishing two novels in six months.
Worth Dying For by Lee Child is published by Transworld.
Mahsa Vahdat is a leading Iranian singer. She's unable to perform publicly in Iran where she lives, but Mahsa has a growing reputation in Europe and the United States. She talks to Anna about her recent collaborations with Western musicians and how she deals with censorship.
Peter Rich one of the leading proponents of a contemporary African architecture that fuses modernism with the vernacular, and who won the World Building of the Year Award.
World's Greatest Dad
Harriett talks to director Bobcat Goldthwait and actor Robin Williams about World's Greatest Dad, a black comedy about a failed teacher who succeeds off the back of a family tragedy.
An exhibition called "Sape! Gentlemen from Congo" is held in Brussels until the end of October. This is a fashion movement from Central Africa, where men distinguished themselves by the flair and care with which they dress, inspired by European fashion. The BBC's Juliette Mayol went to visit.
El Infierno directed by Luis Estrada
Mexico is in full fiesta-mode this week celebrating 200 years of independence. But away from the marching bands and fireworks there are serious worries about the latest outbreaks of violence amongst the drugs cartels that seem to rule parts of the country. They've even found their way in film as one drug baron has funded a movie about his life and a new movie has had a very controversial - general release. Julian Miglierini reports.
Photo: GettyEdwyn Collins
Mark talks to the award-winning Scottish musician Edwyn Collins. He is joined by his wife, Grace Maxwell, and talks frankly about his struggle to put his life back together and begin recording new music after suffering two major cerebral haemorrhages in 2007, which left him unable to talk or walk.
Edwyn's new album, Loosing Sleep, is out on Heavenly Recordings.
From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…