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Michael Fassbender

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 May 2014

Hollywood star Michael Fassbender tells The Arts Hour why he discovered putting a giant mask over your head really quite liberating. He stars in a new film Frank about the musician who always performed in an oversized papier maché.

The band Coldplay releases their sixth studio album - Ghost Stories – and their lead singer Chris Martin talks about getting the balance right between public and private life.

This year marks the the centenary of the birth of Wales’ greatest poet – Dylan Thomas. Former US President Jimmy Carter reveals why he is a lifelong devotee.

Indian musician Debashish Bhattacharya demonstrates how the blues would sound on his slide guitar.

There is the story of the cellist of Sarajevo who played Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor during the siege in the middle of the Bosnian war

As the annual film fest feast starts in Cannes next week – we open the curtains on an exclusive peak at the non-Hollywood films which are likely to cause a stir.

Plus Ziggy Marley, son of the Reggae legend Bob tells us why he embraces that old adage that behind every successful man, is a good woman.

(Photo: From left to right, Chris Martin, Michael Fassbender, Credit: Getty Images, Ziggy Marley, Credit: Roxanne Haynes)

Music and featured items

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  • Frank

    Frank film image
    Frank starring Michael Fassbender is in cinemas now.
  • Coldplay

    Coldplay Ghost Stories album cover
    Ghost Stories by Coldplay is released on Monday 19 May 2014.
  • Ziggy Marley


    Fly Rasta the new album by Ziggy Marley is out now.


    Image Credit: Roxanne Haynes


Presenter Nikki Bedi

Nikki Bedi

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

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