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Thursday 05 May 2011

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

On today's programme Hanna, HIFA and a tribute to the Argentinian novelist Ernesto Sabato.


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  • Hanna

    We get the lowdown on director Joe Wright's new action thriller.

  • HIFA

    The arts in Zimbabwe as Harare's annual arts festival comes to a close.

  • Ernesto Sabato

    We pay tribute to the Argentine writer who died at the weekend.

  • Hanna


    Director Joe Wright, the man behind Atonement, returns with Hanna. It stars Saorise Ronan and Cate Blanchett as an assassin and an intelligence officer caught in a game of cat and mouse. Adam Smith reviews.

    Picture above shows Hanna played by Saoirse Ronan



    The BBC's Steve Vickers mixes with leading Zimbabwean actors and musicians at Zimbabwe's annual international arts festival. From the play Rituals which deals with political guilt to a rap poet determined to say what he wants when he wants - these are artists not to afraid to speak out about their country and its leadership.

    Picture above shows a scene from Rituals

  • Ernesto Sabato

    The Argentinian novelist Ernesto Sabato died at the weekend, just a few weeks before his 100th birthday. Best known for his novel The Tunnel, he was also a political figure who chaired an investigation into the disappearance of thousands of people under Argentina's military dictatorship. The Strand discusses his life and work.



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