iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 31/05/2011

Play now 18 mins

31/05/2011

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 31 May 2011

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

On today's programme: Beginners, Christian Bok and Alela Diane.

Photo: Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer in Beginners

Chapters

3 items
  • Beginners

    Beginners is a new film about a young man rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. Owen Gleiberman reviews.

  • Christopher Bok

    American experimental poet melds his words with science to create a poem out of DNA, a work which might oulast humanity or even the earth itself.

  • Alela Diane

    Alela Diane talks about the public reaction to her change of style from sensitive singer songwriter material to something with a lot more rock in it.

  • Alela Diane

    Alela Diane

    Photo: Chloe Aftel

Broadcasts

Free download

  1. Image for World Book Club

    World Book Club

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

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss