Anne McElvoy is joined by critic Richard Cork to discuss the Royal Academy's exhibition The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and his letters. Plus reviews of the week's cultural events.
Anne McElvoy presents an edition of the Arts and ideas programme. Anne is joined by critic Richard Cork to discuss 'The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and his letters' at the Royal Academy. After the voluminous publication of all of Van Gogh's letters does seeing them side by side with his work throw new light on some famous old paintings? Anne also interviews the Iranian novelist Kader Abdolah whose novels about the Iranian revolution have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in his adopted country of the Netherlands. Plus reviews and discussion of the weeks key cultural events.