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Last updated: 19 november, 2009 - 16:32 GMT

Editor's Choice - Film & TV

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Brad Pitt leads the cast of Inglourious Basterds - one of the most anticipated movie events of the year from director Quentin Tarantino.

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Hum Sub Umeed Say Hain is one of Pakistan's favourite comedy sketch shows. The television programme has been running for nearly 7 years, but recently it's been producing increasingly risqué material.

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We review Julie & Julia, the new film from Nora Ephron, the director of such films as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail.

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Skin is an award-winning film about a young black girl born to white parents in Apartheid-era South Africa.

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The latest French secret agent movie OSS 117: Rio Ne Repond Plus (Lost in Rio) makes James Bond look politically correct.

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A documentary on the legendary soul music concert which took place in Zaire in 1974 to accompany the famous 'Rumble in the Jungle' boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.

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David Simon by Douglas Sonders

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The Wire's David Simon discusses his book, The Corner, the accompanying miniseries, The Wire and the forthcoming New Orleans project.

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The Hurt Locker is a new film telling the story of a bomb disposal unit of the US army in Iraq. We talk to the film's cinematographer Barry Akroyd.

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In Kenya a ground-breaking satirical puppet-show has just begun airing. Called the XYZ show, it uses grotesque, caricature puppets to ridicule and expose the excesses of politicians and others.

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Stephen Frears discusses his latest movie, Cheri, starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

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We review the latest documentary by German film-maker Werner Herzog - Encounters at the End of the World.

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The groundbreaking American TV series ER is coming to an end after 15 seasons. We discuss its impact and legacy with actress Parminder Nagra, academic Elaine Showalter and TV writer Jed Mercurio.

Review of the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona which stars Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz.

Sasha Gankin reports from Burkina Faso on how mobile cinemas are bringing film to parts of the world without electricity.

We investigate the global appeal of Strictly Come Dancing which first started on BBC television in 2004.

A report on film-making and cinema in Cuba during the last 50 years since the revolution.

Israeli director Eran Riklis talks to The Strand about his latest film, based on the true story.

Mexican director Jonas Cuaron discusses his first film, made entirely from still images.

At this year's equivalent of the Oscar awards in the Philipinnes, the most nominated movie was 'Tribu' - a film about teenage gangs.

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