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10/03/2012

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 March 2012

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

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Swedish director Lasse Hallström's new film is a British romantic comedy starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor who meet when they're hired to bring salmon fishing to the Highlands of Yemen. Jeffrey Lyons reviews.

Gerry Diver
The Irish fiddle player builds compositions around the melody and rhythm of fellow musicians' spoken words.

India's First Design Forum
Natacha Butler reports from New Delhi on a new initiative to put Indian design on the global map.

Gilbert and George
Turner Prize winning artists Gilbert and George in fine voice at the launch their new show "London Pictures" in Hong Kong. Will their sensationalist Brit Art style resonate with a Chinese audience.

Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa
A new CD of 60s and 70s African music influenced by trippy psychedelia has just come out; we ask the compiler to tell us what it sounds like.

Christina Ricci
At 32 years old she's already had 21 years of screen experience - she tells us about her latest film - Bel Ami - about sexual shenanigans in 18th century high society Paris.

Japanese Stories from after the Earthquake
Editor David Karashima and writer Yoko Tawada discuss new a anthology of stories responding to the cataclysmic events of March 201 when an earthquake and tsunami in north east Japan damaged five nuclear plants.

Boetti to Turk
British artist Gavin Turk pays tribute to the life, ideas and enduring influence on his own work of the man known as the artist's artist - the Italian giant of Arte Povera - Allighiero Boetti.

Trishna
Anita Sethi joins us to review Michael Winterbottom's new film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbevilles, set in India and starring Freida Pinto.

Bruce Springsteen
Back with a new CD "Wrecking Ball" his inspiration is clear as we hear from a very cross Boss in Paris.

Photo: Alighiero Boetti
Mappa 1989–1994 (installation view)
Embroidery
Giordano Boetti, Rome
© Alighiero Boetti Estate by DACS / SIAE, 2012, courtesy Fondazione Alighiero e Boetti
Photocredit: Lucy Dawkins, Tate Photography

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