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Tony Gilroy
The screenwriter and filmmaker reveals the secrets of making a good action movie as The Bourne Legacy is released, his contribution to the highly successful Bourne franchise.
Photo shows Jeremy Renner

Nirupama Subramanian
The Delhi-based author discusses her new novel Intermission, a story of love and infidelity in modern India.

Rough Guide to China
Music critic Eve Leung reviews the latest Rough Guide compilation focussing on music from China - everything from the ancient tones of erhu and pipa to the music of the Inner Mongolian folk revival to Shanghai jazz and China-rock.

Oumou Sangaré and Béla Fleck
The songbird of Mali, Oumou Sangaré and possibly the greatest living banjo player, Béla Fleck talk to Mark about their unusual collaboration.

Syrian Heritage
As archaeological sites in Syria continue to be endangered - from both looting and armed conflict - architect Karl Sharro tells us more about the places at risk.

A Simple Life
The Hong Kong film A Simple Life stars Andy Lau and Deanie Ip and has won multiple awards. Anna McNamee talks to its screenwriter Roger Lee about how he based it on his own relationship with his family servant.

Xavier de Maistre
French harpist talks to about his new album Notte Veneziana and transforming the classics.

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Mon 13 Aug 2012 03:05 GMT