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Skyfall: James Bond is back, directed by Oscar-winning Sam Mendes

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 23 October 2012

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee. On today's programme, James Bond is back, The Road to van Eyck and Alessandro Brustenghi.

  • Skyfall


    Fifty years old and still kicking! James Bond is back with the latest offering directed by Oscar-winning Sam Mendes. Skyfall takes us back to the roots of 007 and features a sinister villain played by Spanish Oscar-winner Javier Bardem.

  • The Road to van Eyck

    The Road to van Eyck

    The co-curator of a major new exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Dr Stephan Kemperdick tells us about his four year search into the secrets of 15th Century art history after being told to prove that Jan van Eyck did not come to Earth by UFO. Did he manage it?

    Picture: The Three Marys at the Tomb, c. 1430-1435. Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Alessandro Brustenghi

    Alessandro Brustenghi

    Friar Alessandro is a practicing Franciscan monk from Assisi in Italy who just happens to have the number one classical album in the UK. He talks about avoiding the potential pitfalls of fame and fortune.

    Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi.


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