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

Thomas Ostermeier
Harriett talks to the award-winning German director about his acclaimed version of Hamlet, which involves the Prince of Denmark writhing around in mud and wine and food are flying around the theatre.

Human Zoos
France's most capped footballer curates new Paris exhibition exploring how European Empires used the colonised as a source of entertainment to popularise racism.

Dale Chihuly
Glass artist Dale Chihuly describes his sculptures which can be 60 feet high and made up of two or three thousand blown glass elements.

Russian Novel of the Decade
The winner of the Russian novel of the decade, chosen from winners of and nominees for the Russian Booker prize over the past ten years.

Guadalajara Book Fair
As the world's leading spanish language book fair launches its 25th birthday celebrations we hear from two of the continent's most exciting new writers - Giovanna Rivera and Miguel A Chavez.

Hugo
We review Martin Scorsese's first 3D film, the story of an orphan boy and an enigmatic elderly toymaker.

Catherine Ringer
She was half of one of the most famous french bands, Les Rita Mitsouko. Catherine talks about recording her first solo album since the death of her husband.

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Mon 5 Dec 2011 04:05 GMT