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Dark Shadows
The new film from director Tim Burton "Edward ScissorHands"/"Alice in Wonderland". For this latest Burton's revisited a supernatural TV soap from the late 1960s called Dark Shadows. Johnny Depp and Eva Green star.

Anna talks to the bestselling author Sapphire. Her first novel Push was turned into an Oscar winning film while the sequel The Kid tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious.

Music Round-up
Mark Coles joins Anna to discuss the music that's caught his attention recently; Jack White's solo album, music from Malawian mice merchants, wonderful Bulgarian producer Kottarashky and The Beach Boys reunion

Greek Culture and the Crisis
Lawrence Pollard in Athens meets crimewriter Petros Markaris and singer-songwriter Kostis Maraveyas and hears how they and the city's artists and actors respond to the major challenges facing Greece.

Taming of the Shrew
The Urdu version of Shakespearean comedy Taming of the Shrew has recently premiered in Lahore. The BBC's Nosheen Abbas went to see the play and tells us why Pakistan chose the play about marriage for the Globe to Globe festival.

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55 minutes

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Mon 14 May 2012 03:05 GMT