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The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee
Zero Dark Thirty
Controversial movie Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the ten year hunt for Osama bin Laden. It has been accused by some of endorsing torture. Anna talks to scriptwriter Mark Boal, and hears from Pakistan about how the film has been received there.
What If Competition
Visionary Danish architect Bjarke Ingels gives us his ideas for the future of cities. If you have a vision for the future and want to be in with a chance of winning a top of the range laptop, why not enter the BBC's What If competition?
Kurt Schwitters in Britain
We visit the first major exhibition of one the major artists of European Modernism. Best known for his collages of found objects his influence on contemporary art is still very strong.
Robert Zemeckis - the director of Back To The Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Forrest Gump - discusses his new film Flight, starring Denzel Washington.
Yoruba Culture Festival
Feast - A new theatre production opens in London bringing together writers from Cuba, America, Brazil, Nigeria and London which examines the beliefs and legacy of the Yoruba people. We meet the director, a performer and one of the writers.
The Syrian writer Nihad Sirees talks about his new novel The Silence and the Roar over the course of one day as he walks though a city blocked by thousands of people on an orchestrated demonstration in support of the 'leader'.
Gamak -- the term for ornamentation in Indian classical music, but also the title of award winning jazz saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's new album fusing 2 traditions of improvisation
Photo: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty. Credit: Getty Images
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