Arts & Culture
Your daily journey into global arts, culture and entertainment, with Harriett Gilbert.
Listen to Monday's programme: Jane Campion's Bright Star, Taipei Museum, Animal Farm.
Jane Campion's new film Bright Star
Back in 1990, Jane Campion's film An Angel at My Table won many awards including the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival; four years later, The Piano earned-her her first Oscar; and now she's tipped to be nominated for another Oscar with a film called Bright Star.
Since Taiwan split from China at the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949, the two countries' relationship has been, to say the least, uncomfortable. But now, 60 years on, they've come-together to organise their first joint museum-exhibition.
As part of the BBC World Service's 1989: Europe's Revolution coverage -- marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communist power in Europe -- here on the Strand we today-begin a serialisation of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Published in 1945, Orwell's satire captures, with bitter humour, what happens when a Communist revolution goes wrong. South African actor, John Kani, reads.
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