iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
On Now : Hardtalk
Boris Nemtsov – Russian Opposition Leader and Strobe Talbott – Deputy US Secretary of State (1994 - 2001)
Image for 13/08/2012

Play now 18 mins

13/08/2012

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 13 August 2012

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

Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme: Brazilian-born opera- and theatre-producer Gerald Thomas discusses London's Olympic closing ceremony. Jonathan Mills, director of the Edinburgh International Festival, offers his Manifesto for Culture. Super producer William Orbit joins us to discuss John Cage's legacy as a composer.

Image: scene from the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.

Chapters

3 items
  • Olympic Torch passes to Rio de Janeiro

    We ask whether the ceremonies which open and close the Olympic games can adequately reflect the cultures of the countries from which they come.

  • Manifesto for Culture

    As culture ministers from around the world gather in Edinburgh to discuss their plans for improving cultural life, we ask the man who’s bringing them together what he wants to see on their agenda.

  • John Cage

    To celebrate the centenary of his birth, super producer William Orbit joins us to discuss Cage's legacy as a composer.

Broadcasts

Free download

  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.