Canadian Poet and Novelist Margaret Atwood

Matt Damon considers ageism in Hollywood and his latest film Elysium; Ghanaian afrobeat superstar Atumpan performs his smash hit The Thing for us; Somalian writer Nadifa Mohamed draws on her family's war-torn history for her latest novel The Orchard of Lost Souls; we hear from the son of the recently deceased crime writer Elmore Leonard to discover his take on his father's famous 10 rules of writing. Hailed as one of the greatest auteur film makers Wong Kar War drops by to talk about his latest film The Grandmaster about the 20th Century Kung Fu maestro who famously trained Bruce Lee.

55 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Sep 2013 03:06 GMT

Here's the music we played in this week's programme:

Pink Floyd – The Narrow Way

David Holmes – Foley Part 2

Riyuchi Sakamoto – music from The Handmaid’s Tale

Atumpan – The Thing (Zulu remix)

Ryan Amon – music from Elysium

Maryam Musal-Hamar – The Big City

Public Image Limited - Albatross

Sandie Shaw – Puppet on a String

John Lurie – Stink

Michael Galasso – Cassanova

John Lurie – Chilli At Airport Part 2

The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing

The Chamber Orchestra of London – Downton Abbey

Madonna – Ray of Light

Michael Galasso – ITMFL

Presenter Nikki Bedi

Nikki Bedi

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

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