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Star Trek Director JJ Abrams

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 19 May 2013

Interview with director JJ Abrams who explains that he wasn’t always a confirmed 'Trekker'. Also Daft Punk discuss their new album Random Access Memories and glamorous opera diva Angela Gheorghiu talks about singing Puccini’s La Rondine. Matthew McConaughey’s new film is written and directed by Jeff Nichols, who discusses the authentic setting of his Huckleberry Finn-esque movie on the Mississippi river in the US. We’ve also got George The Poet, a 22 year-old Londoner, who is the hottest thing in spoken word in the UK today. The award-winning Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid tells us about the role of fiction in culture. And, with an exclusive session, we introduce singer-songwriter John Fullbright, whose debut album From The Ground Up has been warmly received.

(Image: Director JJ ABrams. Credit: Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

Presenter Nikki Bedi

Nikki Bedi

Nikki curates, writes and presents The Arts Hour. Find out about her other work.


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