Gabriel Prokofiev, Sofie Grabol, Haruki Murakami.
Gabriel Prokofiev, the super-cool electronica turntablist grandson of the 20th Century avant garde composer Sergei Prokofiev, discusses his classical violin concerto for the BBC Proms.
From the Edinburgh Festival, Sofie Grabol, best known for playing detective Sarah Lunt in Danish TV show The Killing, tells us about Queen Mary of Denmark in a trilogy of plays about the Scottish monarchy.
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood discusses the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson's film There Will Be Blood, with Greenwood's score performed live.
Kanae Minato, a Japanese former home economics teacher and housewife, has written a novel. Called Confessions, it has become a hit and spawned an Oscar-nominated film - the book has just been published in the UK.
The Ecrans Noirs film festival, a celebration of African cinema in Yaounde, Cameroon, this year celebrated North African cinema in particular - we hear more. Broadcaster Cerys Matthews introduces us to new music from some of Africa’s leading women and British rapper Akala travels to Jamaica to explore the relevance today of the religion of Rastafarianism.
(Photo: Gabriel Prokofiev (c) Alain Jocard/Getty, Sofie Grabol (c) Sean Gallup/Getty, Haruki Murakami (c) Elena Seibert