Guillermo del Torro's 'Pan's Labyrinth'
On Night Waves this evening the writer Charles Frazier, whose first novel 'Cold Mountain' was made into an Oscar-winning film, explains why he wanted to explore the fate of the Cherokee Indians in his second novel.
'Thirteen Moons' by Charles Frazier is published this month by Sceptre.
Matthew Sweet designs his avator and sets off to explore the phenomenon of 'Second Life' - the 3D virtual world that opened its website in 2003 and has grown explosively and is now increasingly interacting with the real world. But as reality encroaches will the cyber world be spoiled?
And from cyber fantasy to celluloid fantasy as Matthew Sweet sees 'Pan's Labyrinth', the new film by Guillermo del Torro, the Mexican filmmaker who has been called the finest living exponent of fabulist film'.
'Pan's Labyrinth' is on general release from Friday, Certificate 15.
The Laptop turns twenty-five
Bill Thompson, an online journalist and writer of the weekly 'billblog' for BBC News Online, writes a love letter to the laptop in celebration of its twenty fifth anniversary.