iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 15/02/2012

Play now 18 mins


18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 15 February 2012

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

Presented by Lawrence Pollard.

On today's programme: Goya Awards, Mosque Design and Madeleine Thien.


3 items
  • Goya Awards

    It's the Goya Awards this weekend when Madrid's film academy slaps itself on the back. We discover the lesser known highlights from this year's Spanish-language cinema.

  • Mosque Design

    With mosques under attack in the US from vandalism, Muslim Americans are debating new designs for mosques as Jane O'Brien reports.

  • Madeleine Thien

    In her new novel Dogs at the Perimeter, Montreal-based Madeleine Thien examines memory, loss and the horrors of the Cambodian genocide.

  • Muslim America moves away from the minaret

    Muslim America moves away from the minaret

    "It's a bad time for Islamic architecture. If there was some visionary with money who wanted to build the Taj Mahal in the US, he'd be attacked as a stealth Jihadist"

    Read more on the BBC News website



  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