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

The Gatekeepers
The BBC's Gidi Kleiman discusses the Israeli documentary looking at Shin Bet -- the country's secret service - in which director Dror Moreh gained rare access to the six former heads of the organisation, who talk frankly about their role protecting the Israeli state.

North Korean Propaganda Art
British photojournalist Jeremy Hunter on capturing the spectacle of North Korea's last Arirang Games with his camera.

Nadeem Aslam
Nadeem Aslam's novel The Blind Man's Garden is set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11. Foster-brothers Jeo and Mikal leave their home in Pakistan to enter Afghanistan clandestinely and care for wounded civilians, but their good intentions can't keep them out of harm's way.

Woody Guthrie
A previously unknown novel by US folk singer Woody Guthrie has just been published. Mark talks to the man who unearthed "House of Earth", editor Douglas Brinkley.

Eve Stewart
The production designer hotly tipped to pick up an Oscar for recreating 18th-century Paris for Les Miserables shares her behind-the-scenes secrets.

Peter Zumthor
This year's winner of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture is the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Known for creating highly atmospheric spaces through use of light and choice of materials, his most celebrated projects include the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, the Therme Vals in Vals, Switzerland and the Kolumba Art Museum in Cologne.

Carlos Nunez
The trail blazing Galician bagpipe player Carlos Nuñez tells us how Celtic music has permeated and adapted into various styles of music throughout the world.

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Mon 11 Feb 2013 04:05 GMT
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