Vast Anish Kapoor sculpture; Richard Thompson

With Kirsty Lang. The guitarist Richard Thompson is the latest musician to direct the Meltdown festival on London's South Bank. With a guitar at his side, he describes the challenge of assembling guests for the 17th annual eclectic 10-day celebration of music and speech.

Anish Kapoor unveils his latest large-scale sculpture, Temenos, a vast hooped and lattice construction, suspended high in the air. John Wilson reports from a helicopter flying over the new landmark, and - back on the ground - talks to the artist.

Sean Bean stars in the film Black Death, as a knight hunting down a necromancer during the first outbreak of bubonic plague in medieval England. Historian Jonathan Foyle reviews.

And Marc Wootton, probably best known for High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman, discusses his new TV series, La La Land, which sees him take Shirley and two new characters out to Hollywood.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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