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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


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  • 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


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