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27/01/2011

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Thursday 27 January 2011

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

In today's programme: a controversial new film is released in Turkey called Valley of the Wolves, pianist Alfred Brendel celebrates his 80th birthday by releasing a collection of poems, Nepalese artist Govinda Sah Azad invites us to consider space, time, light and dark and we hear from 73 year old "Queen of Rockabilly" Wanda Jackson.

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  • Valley of the Wolves - controversial Turkish film gets release

    Valley of the Wolves - controversial Turkish film gets release

    A spin-off from a hugely popular television series Valley of the Wolves, is based on the real life events of May 2010 when Israeli troops boarded a ship en route to Gaza to break the controversial naval blockade, and killed 9 people on board. In the film, a fictional Turkish hero hunts down the Israeli commander who ordered the raid on the flotilla. On the eve of its release in Turkey, Jonathan Head reports from Istanbul.

  • Alfred Brendel on his second love - poetry

    Alfred Brendel on his second love - poetry

    Until he retired in 2008, Alfred Brendel was one of the leading pianists in the world, known for his interpretations of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. He is also a published poet, with many of his poems inspired by his love of music. As part of his 80th birthday celebrations, his Collected Poems 'Playing the Human Game' are being published.

  • Alfred Brendel Extra

    Alfred Brendel Extra

    Alfred Brendel's 'Playing the Human Game' is published by Phaidon Books.

    Alfred Brendel.com
  • Cloud Gazing with Govinda Sah Azad

    Cloud Gazing with Govinda Sah Azad

    Govinda Sah Azad, the Nepalese artist who has declared that the 21st century is the century of art and peace, has an exhibition of translucent cloud paintings in London which invites us to consider space, time, light.and dark.

  • Govinda Sah - Despair-Truth

    Govinda Sah - Despair-Truth

    Govinda Sah, Despair-Truth, 2010, Oil, acrylic and spray on canvas, 97x115cm. Image courtesy October Gallery, London.

  • Govinda Sah - Just Hope

    Govinda Sah - Just Hope

    Govinda Sah Azad, Just Hope, 2008, 120 x 100 cm, oil and acrylic on canvas, Photo by Jonathan Greet, Image courtesy October Gallery, London

  • Wanda Jackson the 'queen of rockabilly' speaks

    Wanda Jackson the 'queen of rockabilly' speaks

    Now 73 years old, she once dated Elvis, has recorded dozens of albums, and for her most recent release she's teamed up with Jack White from The White Stripes. She discusses with Mark Coles her long career and the selection process for the tunes on this amazing album.

    Photo by Getty Images / Michael Loccisano

    Wanda Jackson's album 'The Party Ain't Over' is available on Nonesuch Records.

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