Friday 9 June 2006 21:30-22:15 (Radio 3)
Will Alsop's 'Creative Prison' design.
From dank medieval dungeons to hi-tech surveillance blocks of the modern age, the ways prisons are designed tells us much about society's attitudes towards transgressors.
A new exhibition in Birmingham explores what the "creative prison" of the future might look like.
Matthew Sweet and guests discuss the options for architects and prison reformers.
The Creative Prison Exhibition is on at All Saints in Birmingham as part of Architecture Week 2006.
The award winning poet and writer Jackie Kay has a new collection of short stories.
Wish I Was Here is an intense collection, many of which deal with passion and jealousy and lost love.
Wish I was Here by Jackie Kay is published by Picador.
Cruising at the Bush Theatre
Susannah Clapp reviews a new play about pensioners in search of passion.
"Cruising" uses live performances of recorded and edited interviews.
Cruising is on at the Bush Theatre in London from 7 July.
Matthew Sweet talks to the Iranian film director Jafar Panahi .
His film "Offside" , tells the story of girls trying to get into a football match, an illegal activity in Iran .
Offside is on at selected cinemas nationwide from 7 June, certificate PG.