In the Strand today Mark Coles talks to a Saudi film maker and a critic about the ban on cinemas in the country. He hears how film fans are setting up their own clubs and travel abroad to see movies.
A brand new album from the front man of 1970s group Mott The Hoople, proves that he's lost none of his power, and aged 73, he can teach current acts a thing or two about how to rock and roll.
We pay tribute to one of the great soulful voices of music who died this week; combining folk and soul, a musican's musician who could write a great tune and influenced the UK's new folk scene.
From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…