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The Strand - Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 02 November 2010

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

In today's programme: Mike Leigh's new film Another Year, Jamaican poet Geoffrey Philp, astronomical music with New York rock group One Ring Zero and we talk to the creator of the Muslim superheroes from The 99 comic.

Chapters

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  • Mike Leigh

    The celebrated film director Mike Leigh talks about his new film Another Year.

  • Dub Wise

    We stir things up with a dub-poetry tribute to Brother Bob Marley.

  • Astronomical Music

    Music inspired by the planets.

  • The 99 Meets The Justice League

    99 superheroes vested with the virtues of Islam, team up with American comic book heroes!

  • INTERVIEW WITH MIKE LEIGH

    INTERVIEW WITH MIKE LEIGH

    Anna talks to the veteran English director, Mike Leigh, about his latest film, Another Year. It tells the story of a married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy over the years, but are surrounded by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

  • THE POETRY OF REGGAE - DUB WISE

    THE POETRY OF REGGAE - DUB WISE

    For Jamaican poet Geoffrey Philp reggae is at the heart of his work. His poems have a beat and rhythm which is his response to what he hears and feels when he listens to the music. From Miami he talked Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey and the importance of singing the songs you want to sing no matter what anyone tells you.

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  • ASTRONOMICAL MUSIC

    ASTRONOMICAL MUSIC

    New York Art Rock group One Ring Zero have taken on the task of creating a series of pieces which each of which is meant to represent a planet in our solar system. We find out why writing music for outer space is a tricky business.

    One Ring Zero
  • 99 MEETS JUSTICE LEAGUE

    99 MEETS JUSTICE LEAGUE

    The Strand interviews Naif al Mutawa : creator of The 99 comic superheroes, which is endorsed by President Obama for bridging the gap between the American and Muslim world. They face a new assignment with the Justice League of America.

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